Biblical Theology, Retrospect And Prospect edited by Scott Hafemann and published by IVP Books.
This accessible collection of twenty essays, by a wide range of Old and New Testament scholars offers a fresh assessment of issues in biblical theology: where it has been, the status of questions within it, and its future prospects.
Ever since Brevard Childs's 1970 declaration of the crisis in biblical theology, the discipline has faced rumors of its imminent demise. But the patient refuses to die. The doctors continue to argue over how to proceed with treatment and even over whether treatment is worth pursuing, but the patient hangs on. The turn of the millennium appears to be a good time for a fresh assessment of the discipline, where it has been, the status of various questions within it and its future prospects. Scott Hafemann pulls together a crack team of practitioners, scholars from the disciplines of both Old and New Testament studies, to give us a status report.