Redemptive History and the New Testament Scriptures

Publisher’s Description

“Any scientific investigator of Scripture repeatedly confronts the issue of the character of the Bible’s authority,” writes Hermon Ridderbos in the opening lines of this book. From there he goes on to examine the basis for the church’s acceptance of teh new Testament as canonical. More than a merely academic question, the canonicity of the New Testament remains a vital concern for the church today. It is a question of whether these twenty-seven books are in fact God’s holy Word and therefore authoritative for our faith and life.

Dr. Ridderbos stresses that the foundation for teh canon lies in the history of redemption itself, wherein Christ gave distinctive authority to His apostles. On that basis Ridderbos examines the authority of the New Testament as it is characterized in the content of the text itself — in terms of the redemptive-historical categories of Kerygma (Proclamation), Martturia (witness), and didache (doctrine).

The Coming of the Kingdom

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A thorough study of the nature of the kingdom, its fulfillment in the world, and its consummation with the second advent. Includes a comprehensive analysis of the parables and the Sermon on the Mount.

About the Author

Herman Ridderbos (1909–2007) was professor of New Testament at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands in Kampen. Among his other books is The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary.

 

A free PDF of The Coming of the Kingdom is also available here.

Paul: An Outline of His Theology

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Now back in print in a beautiful new paperback edition, this study by one of Europe’s foremost New Testament scholars provides a comprehensive exposition of the teaching of the apostle Paul.

Firmly grounded in a careful exegesis of the biblical text and crafted with constant reference to the wealth of scholarly study of Paul’s writings, this volume is a standard for interpreters of Paul’s thought and all students of the New Testament.

About the Author

Herman Ridderbos (1909–2007) was professor of New Testament at the Theological School of the Reformed Churches of the Netherlands in Kampen. Among his other books is The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary.

When the Time had Fully Come

When the Time had Fully Come contains a number of crucial essays by Ridderbos on the subject of New Testament Theology including the following: The Kingdom of God According to the Witness of the Synoptic Gospels, the Significance of the Sermon on the Mount, The Redemptive-Historical Character of Paul’s Preaching, The Law of God in Paul’s Doctrine of Salvation, and The History of Redemption and the New Testament Scriptures.

A free PDF of When the Time had Fully Come can also be found here.

 

The Gospel of John: A Theological Commentary

Publisher’s Description

This excellent commentary by Herman Ridderbos engages seriously the host of twentieth-century interpretations of John while also developing its own integral understanding of John in which the Gospel emerges as a profoundly theological work. Ridderbos presents John in its distinctively apostolic character and includes important criteria for the literary and homiletical exegesis of the Fourth Gospel.

“Ridderbos manages to comment on virtually everything that affects our understanding of the evangelist’s message, and that means that the commentary is ideally suited for pastors, as well as for students whose primary interest is the theology of the Fourth Gospel.” – Westminster Theological Journal

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