"Typology is a method of biblical interpretation whereby an element found in the Old Testament is seen to prefigure one found in the New Testament. The initial one is called the type and the fulfillment is designated the antitype. Either type or antitype may be a person, thing, or event, but often the type is messianic and frequently related to the idea of salvation." (from Theopedia)
Today we will start a new tradition: Friday Giveaway! I'm going to try to do this regularly, but I'm not sure exactly how regularly at this point. Today's prize is the book "Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms" (lightly used). It includes words like "Typology" and many others! Here's a quick description:
Beginning to study theology is like stepping into a conversation that has been going on for two thousand years. How do you take part in this conversation--or even make sense of it--if you don't understand the vocabulary or know the contributions made by other participants? The Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms is the perfect companion to your theological studies. Among its three hundred-plus definitions are
- English terms, from accomodation to wrath of God
- foreign terms, from a posteriori to via media
- theological movements and traditions, from the Alexandrian School to Wesleyanism
- theologians, from Anselm of Canterbury to Ulrich Zwingli
To enter this giveaway, simply comment on this post by Tuesday and you will be entered into a random drawing (if there is more than one of you). You've got nothing to lose and a useful book to gain!