8 New IVP Books Coming to Logos—and How to Get Them for Less

One made N.T. Wright change his mind on Romans 8; another is now the go-to book on New Testament hymns. Browse these upcoming additions to Logos.

Hang around theological libraries long enough and you’ll see three little letters over and over again on book spines: IVP.

Since 1947, InterVarsity Press has published thousands of thoughtful, well-researched books for the Church as well as more scholarly works through their imprint IVP Academic.

Eight new IVP books are coming to Logos, and you can save on all of them by a) getting them as a collection and b) pre-ordering before the price goes up.

Here’s what makes each one unique.

An Introduction to the New Testament, 2nd Edition: Contexts, Methods & Ministry Formation

By David deSilva

First published in 2004, David A. deSilva’s comprehensive introduction to the New Testament has been long established as an authoritative textbook and resource for students. This beautiful, full-color second edition has been updated throughout with new scholarship and numerous images. It is the first choice for those convinced that a New Testament introduction should integrate scholarship and ministry.

deSilva’s concern for ministry application is a valuable and unique feature, and his extensive proficiency in the ancient sources, already demonstrated in earlier works, makes him an especially trustworthy guide in this area.
— Craig S. Keener, F.M. and Ada Thompson Professor of Biblical Studies at Asbury Theological Seminary

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Conformed to the Image of His Son: Reconsidering Paul’s Theology of Glory in Romans

By Haley Goranson Jacob

What does Paul mean in Romans 8:29 when he speaks of being “conformed to the image of his Son”? Remarkably, there has been little scholarly attention awarded to this Pauline statement of the goal of salvation. And yet in Christian piety, preaching, and theology, this is a treasured phrase. In Conformed to the Image of His Son, Haley Goranson Jacob probes and reopens a text perhaps too familiar and a meaning too often assumed.

After a lifetime of study and teaching on Romans, I was not expecting to be confronted at my age with a fresh understanding of its central chapter, requiring a radical rethink of many familiar landmarks both exegetical and theological. But that is what Dr. Jacob has achieved.
— N.T. Wright, Research Professor of New Testament and Early Christianity at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland

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Created and Creating: A Biblical Theology of Culture

By William Edgar

With clarity and wisdom, Edgar argues that we are most faithful to our calling as God’s creatures when we participate in creating culture.

Anything from the pen of Bill Edgar is profitable to read, but this subject is in Bill’s wheelhouse. An important book on a topic that, for Western Christians, has never been so crucial.
— Tim Keller, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, New York City

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Echoes of Exodus: Tracing a Biblical Motif

By Bryan D. Estelle

In Echoes of Exodus, Bryan Estelle traces the exodus motif as it weaves through the canon of Scripture. Wedding literary readings with biblical-theological insights, he helps us see the familiar theme with new eyes. More than that, he introduces us to the study of quotation, allusion, and echo, providing a firm theoretical basis for hermeneutical practice and understanding.

Informed by classic Reformed theology and the most modern methods, Bryan Estelle presents what may be the most careful and extensive study of the exodus available. His study is a model of an intertextual and biblical-theological study of a theme in Scripture, and not just any theme, but one of crucial importance to understanding the message of salvation in the gospel.
— Tremper Longman III, Distinguished Scholar of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

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Hidden But Now Revealed: A Biblical Theology of Mystery

By Gregory Beale and Benjamin L. Gladd

If Jesus’ true deity, his death and resurrection, and his role in the establishment of God’s eternal kingdom were predicted in the Old Testament and in his own teachings, how could the leading biblical scholars of their time miss it? This book explores the biblical conception of mystery as an initial, partially hidden revelation that is subsequently more fully revealed, shedding light not only on the richness of the concept itself but also on the broader relationship between the Old and New Testaments.

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New Testament Christological Hymns: Exploring Texts, Contexts, and Significance

By Matthew E. Gordley

New Testament scholars have long debated whether early Christian hymns appear in the New Testament. And where some see preformed hymns and liturgical elements embossed on the page, others see patches of rhetorically elevated prose from the author’s hand. New Testament Christological Hymns reopens an important line of investigation that will serve a new generation of students of the New Testament.

This is now the go-to book on the texts often cited as New Testament hymns.
— Larry. W. Hurtado, Emeritus Professor of New Testament Language, Literature, and Theology at the University of Edinburgh

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Reading Mark’s Christology Under Caesar: Jesus the Messiah and Roman Imperial Ideology

By Adam Winn

I welcome this contribution to the study of the Gospel of Mark in the context of the Roman Empire. The Jesus of the New Testament Gospels is thoroughly Jewish, to be sure, but he lived and ministered in a land that was part of the Roman world; and the evangelist Mark, the first to craft a biography of Jesus, understood this well. Mark challenges Rome and its cult of the divine emperor with a compelling portrait of the true Son of God. Adam Winn has perceptively pursued this line of inquiry shedding new light on this important field of study.
Craig A. Evans, John Bisagno Distinguished Professor of Christian Origins at Houston Baptist University

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The Lost World of the Torah: Law as Covenant and Wisdom in Ancient Context

By John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton

Our handling of what we call biblical law veers between controversy and neglect.

On the one hand, controversy arises when Old Testament laws seem either odd beyond comprehension (not eating lobster) or positively reprehensible (executing children). On the other, neglect results when we consider the law obsolete, no longer carrying any normative power (tassels on clothing, making sacrifices). In The Lost World of the Torah, Walton and Walton offer a restorative vision of the ancient genre of instruction that makes up a significant portion of the Old Testament.

Walton and Walton take recent scholarship on ancient Near Eastern law and apply it with great dexterity to their investigation of the biblical Torah. Ancient law codes, like the Laws of Hammurabi, very likely did not form the actual law of their respective societies, and this book is willing to face the implications of this honestly. Overall, it builds a careful and important argument for how to approach biblical law. And it is brave enough to show that most casual interpretations by modern Christians will almost inevitably go awry. One can only hope that this kind of work will begin to dampen the naive and simplistic readings that plague much of American Protestantism today.
— Bruce Wells, Associate Professor, Department of Middle Eastern studies, The University of Texas at Austin

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Biblical scholarship is a never-ending stream, and IVP is one of the best wells we have for drawing fresh insights. Learn more about the forthcoming collection with all eight of these excellent titles.