Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ
Tom Schreiner gives us a thorough, insightful exposition and assessment of Paul's theology that is well geared to the needs of seminary students and working pastors. While thoroughly informed by the issues of contemporary Pauline studies, he offers an account...
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Tom Schreiner gives us a thorough, insightful exposition and assessment of Paul's theology that is well geared to the needs of seminary students and working pastors. While thoroughly informed by the issues of contemporary Pauline studies, he offers an account of Paul's theology that is relatively unburdened by scholarly trappings but deals directly with the matter at hand. "The goal of writing a Pauline theology" he writes, "is to unearth Paul's worldview and to present it to contemporaries. Our task is not merely to reproduce Paul's thinking on various topics but to rightly estimate what is most important in his thinking and to set forth the inner connections between the various themes."
Like most writers of Pauline theology, Schreiner discerns something at the heart and soul of Paul's theology, a so-called centre. The theme is captured in the title of the book, Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ. As Schreiner puts it, "The passion of Paul's life, the centre and foundation and capstone of his vision, and the animating motive of his mission with the supremacy of God in and through the Lord Jesus Christ." Schreiner has stitched this theme into the fabric of his book, and the result is a Pauline theology that is not only informative but spiritually uplifting as well. Here is a Pauline theology eminently suited to the needs of theological students and preachers.
"Schreiner (has written a) superb theology of Paul, 'Paul: Apostle of God's Glory in Christ'. This volume is a substantial conservative alternative to the major book by J.D.G. Dunn and deserves to be considered alongside it. It will be very useful to students and ministers."
Rev. Dr Alistair I Wilson, Lecturer in New Testament at the Highland Theological College, Dingwall
Thomas R. Schreiner is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and Professor of Biblical Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY. He serves as Associated Dean of the School of Theology.
Dr. Schreiner joined the Southern faculty in 1997 after serving 11 years on the faculty at Bethel Theological Seminary. He also taught New Testament at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Schreiner, a Pauline scholar, is the author or editor of several books including, Romans, in the Baker Exegetical Commentary Serieson the New Testament; Interpreting the Pauline Epistles; The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law; The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance and Assurance; Still Sovereign: Contemporary Perspectives of Election, Foreknowledge, and Grace, co-edited with Bruce A. Ware; Women in the Church: A Fresh Analysis of I Timothy 2:9-15; Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ: A Pauline Theology, 1 and 2 Peter, Jude.
Dr. Schreiner was educated at Western Oregon University (B.S.) Western Conservative Baptist Seminary (M.Div.; Th.M.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (Ph.D.).
- 1. Introduction: The Centrality Of God In Christ In Paul's Theology
- 2. Proclaiming A Magnificent God: The Pauline Mission
- 3. The Basis Of Mission: The Fulfillment Of The Promise To Abraham
- 4. Suffering & The Pauline Mission: The Means Of Spreading The Gospel
- 5. Dishonoring God: The Violation Of God's Law
- 6. Dishonoring God: The Power Of Sin
- 7. The Person Of Jesus Christ: The Exaltation Of Christ For The Glory Of God
- 8. God's Saving Righteousness: The Basis Of A Right Relationship With God
- 9. God's Liberating Work For His People: Divine Transforming Grace
- 10. Living To Honor God: The Power To Live A New Life
- 11. Faith & Hope: The Ground Of Perseverance
- 12. Life Of Love In The Spirit: Exhortations & The Law In Paul
- 13. The Church & Spiritual Gifts: The Unity Of God's People
- 14. The Ordinances Of The Church & Its Ministry: The Building Up Of The Body
- 15. The Social World Of The New Community: Living As Christians In The Culture
- 16. The Hope Of God's People: The Fulfillment Of God's Saving Purposes
- Epilogue: Magnifying God In Christ
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index