Book Note: Trevor Burke on the Message of Sonship

The following title is now available for pre-order on Amazon:

Trevor Burke, The Message of Sonship: At Home in God’s Household (Bible Speaks Today). Leicester: IVP, 2011. Pbk. 978-1844745388. pp.248.

Here is the publisher’s description:

‘Sonship’ is an important, yet often overlooked, theme throughout the Bible. Adam, the first human being, is identified as a ‘son of God’; Israel is God’s ‘first-born son’; the covenant with king David is cast in father-son terms; Christians are children of God, ‘adopted as sons’; and the same designation brings Scripture to a triumphant conclusion: ‘He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son’ (Revelation 21:7). The storyline of the Bible is clear, that God is making for himself a family of sons and daughters who will serve him and reign with him in his kingdom for ever – and this purpose is achieved through Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God.
In his warm-hearted, edifying exposition of this theme, Trevor Burke shows how ‘sonship’ is the focus of creation, is a metaphor for salvation, carries moral obligation, and is the goal of restoration of broken, suffering humanity. For those whom God the Father adopts into his household as sons and daughters, the family bonds that begin in this life will last for all eternity.

Baptist Quarterly Vols. 1 – 6 now available on-line

Courtesy of the Baptist Historical Society the first six volumes of Baptist Quarterly are now available as Public Domain PDF files here. It is planned the place the entire series on-line – a project that will take me some time to complete. All issues prior to 1939 will be Public Domain and compressed files containing the complete issues are also provided so that they can be placed on library servers for easy access and distribution.

Baptist Review of Theology now available on-line

I happened to come across a request for two articles from the Baptist Review of Theology on the Association of British Theological and Philosophical Libraries (ABTAPL) list. I contacted Professor Stanley K. Fowler, Academic Dean of Heritage Seminary in Ontario and asked if he would consider allowing me to place the journal on-line. Professor Fowler not only agreed to do so, but kindly provided me with an almost complete set of the journal to scan. The series lacks only issue 3.1 – perhaps someone has a copy that they could loan me to finish the set? You can access the Table of Contents here.

The journal only ran between 1991 and 1998 and contains a number of interesting articles, including one in French by Don Carson.