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God the Peacemaker, New Studies in Biblical Theology

What does God intend for his broken creation? In this New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, 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. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

Graham Cole, D. A. Carson

Graham A. Cole is Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is the author of Engaging with the Holy Spirit, He Who Gives Life: The Doctrine of the Holy Spirit, and numerous articles in periodicals and books, including the New Dictionary of Christian Apologetics.

InterVarsity Press