What does Paul mean when in Romans 8:29 he speaks of being "conformed to the image of his Son"? Is it a moral or spiritual or sanctifying conformity to Christ, or to his suffering, or does it point to an eschatological transformation into radiant glory? Haley Goranson Jacob points out that the key lies in the meaning of "glory" in Paul's biblical-theological perspective and in how he uses the language of glory in Romans.
Mark Husbands and Daniel J. Treier gather notable evangelical scholars and teachers to address key questions from biblical, historical, theological and ecumenical perspectives.
N. T. Wright offers a comprehensive account and defense of his perspective on the crucial doctrine of justification. Along the way he responds to critics, such as John Piper, who have challenged what has come to be called the New Perspective. Ultimately, he provides a chance for those on all sides of the debate to interact directly with his views and form their own conclusions.
Ronald H. Nash, Gabriel Fackre and John Sanders offer three evangelical views on the destiny of the unevangelized.
Robert Letham explores the issues of Christ and the Word of God, the nature and theories of the atonement, and the cosmic and corporate dimensions of the mediatorial kingship of Christ. In the Contours of Christian Theology.
Combining systematic and pastoral theology, Jon Coutts explores what it means to forgive and reconcile in the context of the Christ-confessing community. Both a constructive practical theology and a critical commentary on Barth's theology in Church Dogmatics, this work explains the place and meaning of interpersonal forgiveness in Christ's ongoing ministry of reconciliation.
For many, Calvinism evokes the idea of a harsh God who saves a select few and condemns others to eternal torment. But Oliver Crisp argues that the Reformed tradition is much more diverse and flexible than we usually imagine. Taking on thorny topics like atonement, free will, and universalism, Crisp explores a more expansive Calvinism.
Reformed theology speaks of the divine act that leads to conversion in terms of the effectual call. In this lucidly written and carefully researched study, Jonathan Hoglund provides a constructive treatment of effectual calling, interpreting divine calling to salvation as an act of triune rhetoric in which Father, Son, and Holy Spirit work in a personal way to communicate new life.
Since its publication in 2000, Recovering the Scandal of the Cross has provoked thought among evangelicals about the nature of the atonement and how it should be expressed in today's various global contexts. In this second edition Green and Baker have clarified and enlarged the text to ensure its ongoing critical relevance.
"The New Testament does not develop a systematic doctrine of salvation," writes Brenda Colijn. "Instead, it presents us with a variety of pictures taken from different perspectives." Students of the New Testament and of theology will both find their vision broadened and their understanding deepened by this rich, informative study. As the author seeks to understand their implications for people of faith, she uncovers how New Testament images provide the building blocks of the master story of redemption.
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