From Eden to New Jerusalem Paperback

Exploring God's plan for life on earth

by T.desmond Alexander

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From Eden to New Jerusalem

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Why does the earth exist? What is the purpose of human life?

These are two of life's most fundamental questions - and they are addressed by the Bible's remarkably unified story, which centres on a unique deity.

Desmond Alexander explores this story by beginning at the end, in the final chapters of the book of Revelation. Anticipating the creation of a new earth and a new heaven, these chapters bring to fulfilment a process that began with the creation of the earth, as described in the opening chapters of Genesis. These passages frame the entire biblical 'meta-story'.

This stimulating study outlines some of the central themes that run through the Bible, with broad brush strokes designed to show the general shape of the meta-story. Seeing the big picture enables us to appreciate the details more clearly; and since the themes were an integral part of the thought-world of the biblical authors, an appreciation of them may alter significantly our reading of individual books.

Good theology always has pastoral implications, and the study occasionally moves into areas of application - the truths revealed are extremely important for shaping our life-style choices.

From Eden to New Jerusalem by T.desmond Alexander was published by Intervarsity Press in June 2008 and is our 24426th best seller. The ISBN for From Eden to New Jerusalem is 9781844742851.

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"This is thematic biblical theology at its best. Dr Alexander has done us all a great service in providing this succinct, inspirational and compelling examination of some of the great themes of the Bible. In doing so he gathers up many different threads in the biblical story and shows with skill their inter-relatedness, their fulfilment in Christ, and their consummation in the New Jerusalem. Rich pickings in a short space!" Graeme Goldsworthy

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Details for From Eden to New Jerusalem

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIntervarsity Press (June 2008)
Number of Pages208
Thickness61 mm
Height215 mm
Width138 mm
Product Code1210317
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