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Adopted into God's Family

Exploring a Pauline Metaphor

Volume 22, New Studies in Biblical Theology

By Trevor J. Burke

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Without question, Burke has provided a valuable contribution to a fuller understanding of this vital Pauline metaphor. He has also raised the contribution of the adoption metaphor such that it noe necessarily must be included in the larger metaphorical framework of soteriology.

—James M. Howard, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, June 2008

Burke’s new book is a fine addition to the series by assembling and interpreting a great amount of data regarding the adoption of believers.

—Thoughts and Meditations Blog, October 4, 2007

"Burke offers a clear, precise and coherent study of what emerges as a major Pauline metaphor that has long been overlooked. . . . I believe this to be a very valuable addition to Pauline studies, one that I recommend to students and scholars alike."

—Mary L. Coloe, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, in Review of Biblical Literature

"Not only the importance of God's family, but also the enormous privilege of belonging to it, are powerfully underscored by Paul's understanding of what it means to be the adopted sons of God. With such themes in view, a wide array of pastoral implications soon springs to light. In other words, this volume not only probes a neglected theme--it also edifies."

—D. A. Carson

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