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Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies

ISBN: 9781441249913



Seeking to move beyond current heated debates on justification, this accessible introduction offers a fresh, alternative approach to a central theological topic. R. Michael Allen locates justification within the wider context of the gospel, allowing for more thoughtful engagement with the Bible, historical theology, and the life of the church. Allen considers some of the liveliest recent debates as well as some overlooked connections within the wider orbit of Christian theology. He provides a historically informed, ecumenically minded defense of orthodox theology, analyzing what must be maintained and what should be reconfigured from the vantage point of systematic theology. The book exemplifies the practice of theological interpretation of Scripture and demonstrates justification’s relevance in ongoing issues of faith and practice. Essential for students, scholars, pastors, and laypeople, this informative volume brings fresh perspectives on theological matters.

  • Defends orthodox theology through interpretation of Scripture
  • Discusses justification within a broad context
  • Part 1: Justification and the Gospel
    • The Place of Justification in Christian Theology
    • Justification and Participation, the Ground and Goal of the Gospel
  • Part 2: Christ for Us
    • “From the Time He Took On the Form of a Servant”: The Christ’s Pilgrimage of Faith
    • “It Is No Longer I Who Live”: Christ’s Faith and Christian Faith
  • Part 3: Christ in Us
    • “Freedom for Love”: Justification and Sanctification
    • “The Church’s One Foundation”: The Justification of the Ungodly Church
  • Title: Justification and the Gospel: Understanding the Contexts and Controversies
  • Author: R. Michael Allen
  • Publisher: Baker Academic
  • Print Publication Date: 2013
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Pages: 208
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Justification (Christian theology)
  • ISBNs: 9781441249913, 9780801039867
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-30T23:57:38Z

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R. Michael Allen

R. Michael Allen teaches systematic (or dogmatic) theology and theological ethics as a way to train students to delight in the study of God’s mighty deeds (Psalm 111:2). He hopes that integrated study of Bible and theology will help students prepare for faithful ministry in the local church by considering our worship and witness in light of God’s Word. He is especially interested in how Christian doctrine relates to other theological disciplines: biblical theology, historical theology, and moral theology. He grew up in both the South and in South Florida as the son of a Presbyterian pastor. He is presently a candidate for ordination as a teaching elder in the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.

In addition to his work in the seminary, he enjoys serving in local churches: teaching classes for children and adults, preaching, and working in the nursery. Prior to joining the faculty at Knox, he taught undergraduate and graduate students at Wheaton College for two years. He has also been active in the American Academy of Religion, the Evangelical Theological Society, and the Society of Biblical Literature.


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    would'a been nice to see some sample pages.. Thank You.. Jaime..

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