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—Scot McKnight, Northern Seminary
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IVP Academic Catalog | Volume 76 | Spring 2015
IVP Academic Staff . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
New IVP Academic Titles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Recent Releases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Commentaries and Series . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
General Policies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
IVP Sales Team . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
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IVP Academic Staff
Publisher, InterVarsity Press (MA, Wheaton College
BOB FRYLING, publisher of InterVarsity Press and
vice president of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship,
has had a long-term calling to the academic world .
He speaks often in areas of spiritual formation and
culture and has coauthored three books with his
wife, Alice .
Andy Le Peau
Associate Publisher, Editorial, InterVarsity Press
ANDY LE PEAu has directed InterVarsity Press’s
editorial efforts since the mid-1980s, often travel-
ing to Europe to keep in touch with our inter-
national partners . He is coauthor of Heart. Soul.
Mind. Strength. and writes the blog Andy Unedited on
the world of publishing .
Senior Acquisitions Editor, IVP Academic (PhD, Fuller
DAN REID is senior acquisitions editor for refer-
ence and academic books . For many years he
was the developmental editor for IVP Academic’s
award-winning New Testament dictionaries .
Associate Editor, IVP Academic (PhD, Princeton
DAVID CONGDON is associate editor for academic
books . He oversees manuscripts in theology, phi-
losophy, psychology and ethics .
David W. McNutt
Associate Editor, IVP Academic (PhD, University of
DAVID McNuTT is associate editor for academic
and reference books, and project editor for the
Reformation Commentary on Scripture .
Editorial Assistant, IVP Academic (MDiv, Trinity
Evangelical Divinity School)
ETHAN McCARTHY is editorial assistant for IVP
Academic . He works with editors in preparing aca-
demic and reference books for publication .
Associate Publisher, Sales & Marketing, InterVarsity
Press (MLD, North Central College)
JEFF CROSBY has overseen the sales and market-
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Sales & Marketing Manager, IVP Academic (MA,
Wheaton College Graduate School)
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Old Testament Studies
J o h n h . WA L T o n
Genesis 2–3 and the
human origins debate
With a contribution by n. T. Wright
272 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-2461-8,
Death Before the Fall,
Ronald E . Osborn,
The Lost World of
John H . Walton,
John H . Walton
The Lost World of Adam and Eve
Genesis 2–3 and the Human Origins Debate
”Scholarly and readable, the text seen through Near
Eastern eyes provides fascinating new insights into
the question of human origins.”
Denis Alexander, author, Creation or Evolution:
Do We Have to Choose?
For centuries the story of Adam and Eve has resonated richly
through the corridors of art, literature and theology . But for
many thinking Christians today who want to take seriously
the authority of Scripture, insisting on a “literal” under-
standing of Genesis 2–3 looks painfully like a “tear here”
strip between faith and science .
How can Christians of good faith move forward? Who were
the historical Adam and Eve? In what cultural code was this
couple, this garden, this serpent portrayed? With twenty-one
propositions, John Walton now backlights this most elemental
story with the ancient world of the biblical author, giving us the
context and clarity to reset the discussion and move forward .
Additionally, an illuminating excursus by N . T . Wright places
Adam in the implied narrative of Paul’s theology .
John H. Walton (PhD, Hebrew union College) is
professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College and Grad-
uate School . His books include The Lost World of Scripture, The
Lost World of Genesis One, Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the
Old Testament, The NIV Application Commentary: Genesis and
The IVP Bible Background Commentary: Old Testament .
Selected Propositions from Contents “Forming
from Dust” and “Building from Rib” Are Archetypal Claims
and Not Claims of Material Origins • Forming of Humans in
Ancient Near Eastern Accounts Is Archetypal, So It Would
Not Be unusual for Israelites to Think in Those Terms •
The New Testament Is More Interested in Adam and Eve as
Archetypes Than as Biological Progenitors • Though Some
of the Biblical Interest in Adam and Eve Is Archetypal, Yet
They Are Real People Who Existed in a Real Past • Adam
Is Assigned as Priest in Sacred Space, with Eve to Help •
The Garden Is an Ancient Near Eastern Motif for Sacred
Space, and the Trees Indicate God as the Source of Life
and Wisdom • Paul’s use of Adam Is More Interested in the
Effect of Sin on the Cosmos Than in the Effect of Sin on
Humanity and Has Nothing to Say About Human Origins
• Excursus on Paul’s Use of Adam, by N . T . Wright • It Is Not
Essential That All People Descended from Adam and Eve
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Author of Delighting in the Trinity
144 pages, paperback, 978-0-8308-4022-9,
Delighting in the
Donald G . Bloesch,
Rejoicing in Christ
”Reeves shows that for believers, our life is from
Christ, and Christ is our life! His account of Christian
doctrine about Jesus is complimented with a treasure
trove of historical artwork depicting Jesus, stimu-
lating the mind as well as the heart.”
Michael F. Bird, lecturer in Theology at Ridley,
”This is how to write Christology: biblical, theological,
historical, pastoral and spiritual! Theology at its best
from one of today’s best theologians.”
Simon Ponsonby, pastor of Theology,
St Aldate’s Church, Oxford
If we want to know who God is, the best thing we can do is
look at Christ . If we want to live the life to which God calls
us, we look to Christ . In Jesus we see the true meaning of the
love, power, wisdom, justice, peace, care and majesty of God .
Michael Reeves, author of Delighting in the Trinity,