Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Coming Soon from IVP Academic: God the Peacemaker

The New Studies in Biblical Theology is such a good series that I'm always excited to see a new entry. God the Peacemaker: How Atonement Brings Shalom by Graham A. Cole is due out this December. Andy Naselli has posted an interview with Cole on the Between Two Worlds blog.

The catalog description follows:

"In this book Graham A. Cole seeks to answer this question by setting the atoning work of the cross in the broad framework of God's grand plan to restore the created order, and places the story of Jesus, his cross and empty tomb within it. Since we have become paradoxically the glory and garbage of the universe, our great need is peace with God and not just with God, but also with one another. Atonement brings shalom by defeating the enemies of peace, overcoming both the barriers to reconciliation and to the restoration of creation through the sacrifice of Christ. The 'peace dividend' that atonement brings ranges from the forgiveness of sins for the individual to adoption into the family of God."

It will be paperback, 320 pages and sell for $26.00.

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