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The Whole Counsel of God, Volume 1: God's Mighty Acts in the Old Testament (Gamble)

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Richard Gamble explores the relationships between exegesis and hermeneutics, and between biblical, systematic, and historical theology for the glory of God and the enrichment of his church. Gamble, an authority on Calvin, engages the writings of theologians across disciplines—from Calvin, Turretin, Witsius, and à Brakel, to Bavinck, Vos, Kline, Dillard, Frame, and many more—to assist him in this task.

This volume recounts God's mighty acts in the Old Testament. It discloses the theology of the Old Testament within the organic, progressive, historical development of the Bible. Gamble blends a survey of the entire Old Testament with discussions of topics as diverse as the canon, days of creation, faith and reason, covenants, the Ten Commandments, Old Testament ecclesiology, the nature of God, justification, and Old Testament apologetics.

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Richard C. Gamble (Ph.D., Universitat Basel) is a professor at Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh. He previously was professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando; professor of historical theology at Calvin College and Seminary; and associate professor of church history at Westminster Theological Seminary.



“Very few people living today are as capable as Richard Gamble at grasping and expressing the theology of the entire Bible. His work represents decades of reflection on interpretive issues that have perplexed scholars for over a century. He bridges the gap many have identified between traditional systematic theology and biblical theology. He devotes himself in helpful ways to the unity and diversity of biblical revelation. Yet, throughout this work, he penetrates beyond scholarly concerns to life issues that every believer faces. I highly recommend this book.”  — Richard L. Pratt Jr.

“A very comprehensive theological project, embracing the disciplines of biblical theology, historical theology, and systematic theology. Nothing comparable in scope has been done in the last hundred years within the circles of Reformed orthodoxy. I’m convinced that Rick Gamble is the man to do this job. With a doctorate from the University of Basel and an international reputation as a Calvin scholar, Rick has a formidable grasp of theological issues. His theological convictions are thoroughly biblical and Reformed. He’s also a humble man of God who can write winsomely to the hearts of many sorts of readers. I hope this work has wide distribution and great influence in this time of theological confusion.”  — John M. Frame