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Union With Christ

Paperback|Nov 2011
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Accomplished and award winning theologian J. Todd Billings recovers the biblical theme of union with Christ for today's church, making a fresh contribution to the theological discussion with important applications for theology and ministry. Drawing on Scripture and classic Reformed...


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Accomplished and award winning theologian J. Todd Billings recovers the biblical theme of union with Christ for today's church, making a fresh contribution to the theological discussion with important applications for theology and ministry.
Drawing on Scripture and classic Reformed theology, Billings shows how a theology of union with Christ can change the way believers approach worship, justice, mission, and the Christian life. He also illuminates how union with Christ can change the theological conversation about thorny topics such as total depravity and the mystery of God and provides a critique and alternative to the widely accepted paradigm of incarnational ministry.


Throughout, Billings offers a unique and lively exploration of what's so amazing about being united to the living Christ.


^^Contents
^Introduction
^1. Salvation as Adoption in Christ: An Antidote to Today's Distant yet Convenient Deity
^2. Total Depravity in Sin, Total Communion in Christ: How the Bondage of the Will Mirrors a Theology of Salvation as Communion
^3. Encountering a Mystery in Union with Christ: On Communion with the Incomprehensible God
^4. The Gospel and Justice: Union with Christ, the Law of Love, and the Lord's Supper
^5. Ministry in Union with Christ: A Constructive Critique of Incarnational Ministry
^Conclusion
-Publisher.



Accomplished theologian J. Todd Billings recovers the biblical theme of union with Christ for today's church, making a fresh contribution to the theological discussion with important applications for theology and ministry. Drawing on Scripture and the thought of figures such as Augustine, Calvin, Bavinck, and Barth, Billings shows how a theology of union with Christ can change the way believers approach worship, justice, mission, and the Christian life. He illuminates how union with Christ can change the theological conversation about thorny topics such as total depravity and the mystery of God. Billings also provides a critique and alternative to the widely accepted paradigm of incarnational ministry and explores a gospel-centered approach to social justice. Throughout, he offers a unique and lively exploration of what is so amazing about being united to the living Christ.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 321250
  • Product Code 9780801039348
  • ISBN 0801039347
  • EAN 9780801039348
  • Pages 192
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Nov 2011
  • Sales Rank 59604
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 15mm
  • Weight 0.276kg

J Todd Billings

J. Todd Billings (Th.D., Harvard Divinity School) is associate professor of Reformed theology at Western Theological Seminary, Holland, Michigan, and an ordained minister in the Reformed Church in America.


He is also the author of Calvin, Participation, and the Gift (Oxford University Press, 2007), for which he won a 2009 Templeton Award for Theological Promise




Most recently he has authored The Word of God for the People of God: An Entryway to the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (Eerdmans Press, 2010); The Lord's Supper and Salvation: The Eucharistic Doorway to a Catholic-Reformed Vision of Salvation (Eerdmans Press, 2012; Union with Christ: Reframing Theology and Ministry for the Church (BakerBooks, 2011) and Calvin's Theology and Its Reception: Disputes, Developments, and New Possibilities (Westminster John Knox Press), co-edited with I. John Hesselink.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

  • Introduction<br>1. Salvation As Adoption In Christ: An Antidote To Today's Distant Yet Convenient Deity<br>2. Total Depravity In Sin, Total Communion In Christ: How The Bondage Of The Will Mirrors A Theology Of Salvation As Communion<br>3. Encountering A Mystery In Union With Christ: On Communion With The Incomprehensible God<br>4. The Gospel And Justice: Union With Christ, The Law Of Love, And The Lord's Supper<br>5. Ministry In Union With Christ: A Constructive Critique Of Incarnational Ministry<br>conclusion

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