The Apostolic Hermenuetic: Preaching Christ From All The Scriptures

I am becoming more and more convinced that Dennis Johnson’s book Him We Proclaim ought to be required reading in every seminary, bible school and elder training program. Whether it is understanding the preservation of the covenantal line, the principle of typology or the redemptive-historical purpose of the ceremonial and civil laws, there is no single volume that gives more helpful guidance than Johnson’s work. In a day when the Bible has been reduced to a mere ethical handbook, this is a much needed and welcomed resource. Apart from giving the guidelines of apostolic preaching and hermenuetics, many of the difficult theological issues ministers regularly wrestle with are dealt with in this work. If you have not read it already, you are missing out on a wealth of theological insight.

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  1. Hey Nick,

    Thanks for the post. I have also found Clowney’s two books foundational for me in this same vein. The Unfolding Mystery and Preaching Christ in all of Scripture! I actually haven’t read Him We Proclaim yet and now plan on it.

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