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The Faith of Jesus Christ

ISBN: 9780802849571


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Foreword by Luke Timothy Johnson:

Widely praised as a major contribution to Pauline studies, Richard B. Hays's Faith of Jesus Christ now features, in this expanded second edition, a foreword by Luke Timothy Johnson, a new introduction by Hays, and a substantial dialogue with James D. G. Dunn.

In this important study Hays argues against the mainstream that any attempt to account for the nature and method of Paul's theological language must first reckon with the centrality of narrative elements in his thought. Through an in-depth investigation of Galatians 3:1–4:11, Hays shows that the framework of Paul's thought is neither a system of doctrines nor his personal religious experience but the “sacred story” of Jesus Christ. Above all, Paul's thought is guided by his concern to draw out the implications of the gospel story, particularly how the “faith of Jesus Christ” reflects the mission of the church.

This rich and remarkably mature study provides new perspectives on all of Paul’s thought and his place in earliest Christianity.

Religious Studies Review

Hays’s thesis makes an exciting contribution toward understanding Paul’s soteriology.

Journal of Theological Studies

This book makes a contribution to the study of Paul’s phrase ‘faith of Jesus Christ’ as well as of Galatians in general. It should be used by all who wish to engage in further consideration of these issues.

Journal of Biblical Literature

  • Title: The Faith of Jesus Christ
  • Author: Richard B. Hays
  • Series: Eerdmans Biblical Resources Series
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 360

Richard B. Hays (born May 4, 1948) is Dean and George Washington Ivey Professor of New Testament at Duke Divinity School in Durham, North Carolina. His service as dean is for an intentional interim period while a national search is conducted. Hays received his B. A in English literature from Yale College and Master of Divinity from Yale Divinity School, and a Ph. D from Emory University.


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  1. Allen Browne

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  2. Elia Mesrico

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  3. Peter Bancroft
    This is the best book I've ever read, outside of the Bible! It breathes new life into the heart through the Spirit, freeing the mind from the cliched jargon of 'systematic theology'.

  4. Charles Corbin

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