A theology of biblical interpretation, treating both topics in light of their relationship to the triune God and the economy of redemption.
Clear and persuasive in argument, deeply read in classical and modern divinity, doctrinally and spiritually astute, this is a splendid theological presentation of the nature and interpretation of Scripture.
Simultaneously traditional and creative, this impressive volume offers a welcome introduction to Reformed dogmatics.
Professor of Theology, University of Dayton
Kevin J. Vanhoozer
Trinity, Revelation, and Reading becomes in Swain’s hands a three-stranded cord for the theological interpretation of Scripture that is not easily bettered. Swain derives his key interpretive categories from the Bible’s own storyline. He also locates biblical interpretation, and Scripture itself, in the triune economy of covenantal communication for the sake of communion, thereby putting feet on the idea that Scripture is its own best interpreter. This is a fresh yet sound and richly satisfying account of why and how the church is to think about and read the Bible “as what it really is, the word of God” (1 Thess. 2:13).
Blanchard Professor of Theology, Wheaton College and Graduate School