Introducing Biblical Theology

Bloomsbury, 2013
ISBN: 9780567141767


This book is written specifically for students at the start of courses in the Bible, theology, and ministry, and for those searching for a deeper understanding of the theology of the Bible. Grindheim draws on insights from scholarship and tradition to answer major theological questions in a highly accessible form using examples, revision questions, and charts.

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Key Features

  • Provides an introduction to biblical theology for students
  • Contains tables, chapter outlines, and review questions
  • Uses easily accessible language to explain theological ideas


  • The God Who Interacts
  • Obedient and Rebellious Subjects: Angels and Demons
  • Made for Fellowship: Human Beings as Created
  • Breaking the Relationship: Human Sin
  • God Makes It Personal: God’s Interaction with His People in the Old Testament
  • Mending the Relationship with God: Restitution for Sin in the Old Testament
  • A New Ruler and a New Order: the Old Testament Messianic Hope
  • God Came to Us: The New Testament Picture of Jesus
  • What Human Beings Could Not Do: The Work of God in Christ
  • Enjoying Favor with God: Salvation in the New Testament
  • The Most Intimate Fellowship: The Gift of the Holy Spirit
  • A Life Transformed: The New Life of the Believer
  • God’s New Community: The Church
  • The Covenant Rituals of the New Community: Baptism and the Lord’s Supper
  • Perfect Union: The Last Things

Praise for the Print Edition

For those readers of the Bible who want a synthesis of the theological teaching but find most of the existing books on the subject to be too demanding, this volume may well be just what they need: an introductory topical survey written in a simple and succinct form and covering all the major doctrines in both testaments.

I. Howard Marshall, emeritus professor of New Testament exegesis and honorary research professor, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

. . . a remarkably useful introduction to biblical theology. The concise presentation of the material, the relevant questions, and competent answers that [Grindheim] presents commend his work highly. Students and pastors do not need another tome through which they must wade in order to gain an overview of Scripture. They need a compact handbook that directs them to the right questions and thus opens up further study. That is exactly what Grindheim has provided us.

Mark A. Seifrid, Mildred and Earnest Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

. . . in less than 250 pages of crystal clear prose, [Grindheim] lays out the theology of the Bible in a way that does justice both to the story-line of Scripture and to the creeds of Christian tradition . . . Grindheim soars over the whole canonical pyramid, discovering in the process the crucial pattern in the scriptural mosaic . . .

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, research professor of systematic theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois

Grindheim provides students of the Bible with the type of entry point into its teaching that every Christian needs.

Paul M. Hoskins, assistant professor of New Testament, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

[Introducing Biblical Theology] presents a seamless understanding of what the Bible proclaims, not just what others say about the Bible. It nonetheless reflects the finest scholarship . . .

Kenneth A. Mathews, professor of divinity, Beeson Divinity School, Samford University

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About Sigurd Grindheim

Sigurd Grindheim teaches New Testament at Fjellhaug International University College in Norway. His other works include God’s Equal: What Can We Know about Jesus’ Self-Understanding? and Christology in the Synoptic Gospels: God or God’s Servant.


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