Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ
The theology of the apostle Paul is complex, set forth in numerous occasional letters, and subject to a seemingly endless variety of interpretations. How should students of Scripture engage the challenging task of discerning the shape of Paul's thought? In...
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The theology of the apostle Paul is complex, set forth in numerous occasional letters, and subject to a seemingly endless variety of interpretations. How should students of Scripture engage the challenging task of discerning the shape of Paul's thought? In Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ, Thomas R. Schreiner seeks to unearth Paul's worldview by observing what Paul actually says in his writings and laying out the most important themes and how they are connected. According to Schreiner, "The passion of Paul's life, the foundation and capstone of his vision, and the animating motive of his mission was the supremacy of God in and through the Lord Jesus Christ." While continuing to return to this foundation, Schreiner explores themes such as the inclusion of the Gentiles in God's people, the power of sin, God's liberating work of grace, and the unity of the church, as well as the often-neglected topics of Paul as a missionary and his apostolic sufferings. This second edition is revised throughout and engages with more recent works on Paul. While thoroughly informed by the issues of contemporary Pauline studies, Schreiner offers an accessible account of Paul's theology that focuses on the primary sources. Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ remains a sound, insightful, and trusted exposition of Paul's theology that is well-geared to the needs of seminary students and working pastors.
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.).
- The Theology Of The Apostle Paul Is Complex, Set Forth In Numerous Occasional Letters, And Subject To A Seemingly Endless Variety Of Interpretations. How Should Students Of Scripture Engage The Challenging Task Of Discerning The Shape Of Paul's Thought? In Paul, Apostle Of God's Glory In Christ, Thomas R. Schreiner Seeks To Unearth Paul's Worldview By Observing What Paul Actually Says In His Writings And Laying Out The Most Important Themes And How They Are Connected. According To Schreiner, "the Passion Of Paul's Life, The Foundation And Capstone Of His Vision, And The Animating Motive Of His Mission Was The Supremacy Of God In And Through The Lord Jesus Christ." While Continuing To Return To This Foundation, Schreiner Explores Themes Such As The Inclusion Of The Gentiles In God's People, The Power Of Sin, God's Liberating Work Of Grace, And The Unity Of The Church, As Well As The Often-neglected Topics Of Paul As A Missionary And His Apostolic Sufferings. This Second Edition Is Revised Throughout And Engages With More Recent Works On Paul. While Thoroughly Informed By The Issues Of Contemporary Pauline Studies, Schreiner Offers An Accessible Account Of Paul's Theology That Focuses On The Primary Sources. Paul, Apostle Of God's Glory In Christ Remains A Sound, Insightful, And Trusted Exposition Of Paul's Theology That Is Well-geared To The Needs Of Seminary Students And Working Pastors.
- Preface To The Second Edition
- Preface To The First Edition
- 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 And 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 And Hope: The Ground Of Perseverance
- 12. Life Of Love In The Spirit: Exhortations And The Law In Paul
- 13. The Church And Spiritual Gifts: The Unity Of God's People
- 14. The Ordinances Of The Church And 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