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Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justification
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Overview

Since the time of the Reformation, considerable attention has been given to the theme of justification in the thought of the apostle Paul. The ground-breaking work of E.P. Sanders in Paul and Palestinian Judaism, published in 1977, introduced the “new perspective on Paul,” provoking an ongoing debate which is now dominated by major protagonists. Foundational theological issues are at stake.

Mark Seifrid offers a comprehensive analysis of Paul’s understanding of justification, in the light of important themes, including the righteousness of God, the Old Testament law, faith, and the destiny of Israel. A detailed examination of justification in the letter to the Romans is followed by a survey of the entire Pauline corpus. He incorporates a critical assessment of the “new perspective” by challenging its most basic assumptions. He provides an evaluation of the contribution of recent German scholarship. He reaffirms the “Christ-centered” theology of the Reformers. In this wide-ranging exposition of the biblical message of justification, he provides a fresh, balanced reworking of Pauline theology.

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Key Features

  • Contains scholarly and accessible volumes written by well-respected Biblical scholars
  • Includes notes that interact with the best of recent research and significant literature
  • Engages the immense challenges facing today’s church
  • Offers new insights and challenges established positions
  • Encourages Christians to better understand their Bibles through biblical theology

Contents

  • The Conversion of Paul as the Justification of the Ungodly
  • The Righteousness of God: The Message of Romans
  • Beyond Romans: Justification by Faith in the Letters of Paul
  • The Righteousness of God and the Law of God
  • The Justification of the Ungodly and the Obedience of Faith
  • The Justification of Ungodly Israel and the Nations
  • Justification in Paul, the New Testament Witness, and Beyond

Praise for the Print Edition

Seifrid understands that the issues turn not only on minute exegesis, but on exegesis that is grounded in central biblical themes and terminology. But he is no slave to mere traditionalism. . . . This book has a prophetic quality.

—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

Product Details

  • Title: Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Justification
  • Author: Mark A. Seifrid
  • Editor: D.A. Carson
  • Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology (NSBT)
  • Publisher: IVP UK
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Pages: 222
  • Resource Type: Monographs
  • Topic: Biblical Theology

About Mark A. Seifrid

Mark A. Seifrid is professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky. He is a graduate of Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, and he received his PhD from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is the author of a commentary on The Second Letter to the Corinthians in the Pillar New Testament Commentary series.

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