The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus
This is the latest volume in the New Studies in Biblical Theology series, edited by D. A. Carson:
W. Ross Blackburn. The God Who Makes Himself Known: The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus. New Studies in Biblical Theology 28. Nottingham, England: Inter-Varsity; Downers Grove: InterVarsity, 2012. 238 pp. Preview in Google Books.
Blackburn writes in the preface,
Chris Seitz patiently and wisely guided my doctoral work at St Andrews, upon which the following is based. . . . Thanks also to Don Carson for both initially accepting the work, and for an incisive comment concerning law and gospel that made it much clearer. Writing for the author of Exegetical Fallacies I am sure has made this a better work. (pp. 11-12)
Here's how Carson introduces the book in the series preface:
The God Who Makes Himself Known is a thought-provoking book. Initially, a subtitle such as 'The Missionary Heart of the Book of Exodus' is bound to raise a few eyebrows: has Dr Blackburn tumbled into hopeless anachronism? Yet while remaining sceptical about pieces of the argument here and there, I found the work strangely compelling, drawing me forward to the conclusion that there is much more to the thesis than one might expect. Careful reading of this volume demands frequent pauses for reflection on the inner-canonical connections that Dr Blackburn unpacks with stimulating verve. I am quite certain that most who work their way through this volume will never be able to read Exodus in the same way they did before doing so---and that is high praise.
This is the third volume in the series that includes this note in the front matter:
An index of Scripture references for all the volumes may be found at http://www.thegospelcoalition.org/resources/nsbt.
In the master spreadsheet, I've combined the Scripture indexes for all the NSBT volumes and placed an asterisk by each page number where there is a discussion rather than merely a reference or brief comment. Download it here.