Integrating all of Paul’s writings into a single, continuous theology, pastor Jacob W. Elias weaves together an exposition of Pauline ecclesiology. Drawing on Paul’s narratives and allusions concerning his life experiences and his relationship with the early Christian churches, Elias brings the thick, doctrine-focused letters of Paul to life for the twenty-first-century reader. When we understand Paul’s letters in the context of God’s future plans for the church, a critical theology arises, one relevant to our present lives.
Through Logos’ unique searching systems and hyperlinked Bible references, the Logos edition of Remember the Future allows you to follow Elias’ thought as he moves verse-by-verse through Paul’s letters. Your digital library’s wealth of resources enhances your reading experience: Remember the Future links to important theological concepts, original-language texts and key translations, and commentaries on Bible passages, all only a click away.
This book is clearly a labor of love by an experienced theological educator and pastor who aims to give a full account of the pastoral theology of Paul. Deeply conversant with recent scholarship on Pauline theology, Elias takes a narrative approach to Paul’s letters, attempting to bring together the story of the people in the churches and Paul’s account of God’s work in the past, present, and future.
—Religious Studies Review