From the back cover:
The land is an important theme in the Bible. It is a theme through which the whole biblical history in the Old and New Testaments can be studied and analyzed. Looking at the land in the Bible right from its beginnings in the Garden of Eden this book approaches the theme from three distinct perspectives – holiness, the covenant, and the kingdom. Through careful analysis the author recognizes that the land has been universalized in Christ, as anticipated in the Old Testament, and as a result promotes a missional theology of the land that underlines the social and territorial dimensions of redemption.
“Munther Isaac’s From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth represents a new and significant work in biblical theology. Isaac carefully explores the notion of the land in Scripture against the backdrop of the biblical account of the Garden of Eden and then traces its use and significance in both the Old and New Testaments. Accordingly, Isaac brings to light how “land” as a gift, promise, condition and covenant delineate the universal, territorial, and ethical dimensions of redemption and the reign of God. This work is not only a significant contribution to biblical scholarship, its contemporary relevance makes it a must buy for students of the Bible and theology alike.” ~Dr. Thomas Harvey, Academic Dean, Oxford Centre for Mission Studies
“This is an extraordinary book. It does not fall into the trap of playing Christian universality against Israel’s particularity in view of the “Holy Land.” It sees the unity of the Bible as a whole in regaining the universal scope of God’s particular covenant with Israel to establish justice on earth. This calls both Jews and Christians to overcome imperial conquering of land and oppression of its inhabitants in order to walk humbly with God, the giver and owner of land, to be a blessing for all peoples.” Dr. Ulrich Duchrow, Professor of Systematic Theology at the University of Heidelberg
From Land to Lands, from Eden to the Renewed Earth, by Munther Isaac (Langham 2015).