Christ Our Righteousness (New Studies In Biblical Theology Series)
Paul's theology of justification. Since the time of the Reformation, considerable attention has been given to the theme of justification in the thought of the apostle Paul. The ground breaking work of E P Sanders in Paul and Palestinian...
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Paul's theology of justification.
Since the time of the Reformation, considerable attention has been given to the theme of justification in the thought of the apostle Paul. The ground breaking work of E P Sanders in Paul and Palestinian Judaism (1977) introduced the 'new perspective on Paul', provoking an ongoing debate which is now dominated by major protagonists. Foundational theological issues are at stake.
In this new study, Mark Seifrid offers a comprehensive analysis of Paul's understanding of justification, in the light of important themes including the righteousness of God, the Old Testament law, faith and the destiny of Israel. A detailed examination of the theme in the epistle to the Romans is followed by a survey of the entire Pauline corpus.
The analysis incorporates a critical assessment of the 'new perspective', challenging its most basic assumptions; an evaluation of the contribution of recent German scholarship; and a reaffirmation of the 'Christ-centred' theology of the Reformers. In this wide-ranging exposition of the biblical message of justification, Dr Seifrid provides a fresh, balanced reworking of Pauline theology.
Mark A. Seifrid (Ph.D., Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Mildred and Ernest Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY. Before joining the Southern faculty, Dr. Seifrid served as Visiting Lecturer at Wheaton College and at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Along with several articles, he is the author of Justification by Faith: The Origin and Development of a Central Pauline, Christ Our Righteousness and co-editor of two volumes with Peter T. O'Brien and D.A Carson Justification and Variegated Nomism: The Complexities of Second Temple Judaism and Justification and Variegated Nomism: The Paradoxes of Paul. He is a member of the Society of New Testament Studies and the Society of Biblical Literature. He previously served as a campus minister with the Navigators at the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois.