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The New Testament finds many ways to depict the relationship of Christians and their Lord. They are his disciples, sons, daughters, and friends. But it is perhaps too little recognized that they are also his slaves.
Murray J. Harris sets out to uncover what it means to be a slave of Christ. He begins by assessing the nature of actual slavery in the Greco-Roman world and the New Testament’s attitude towards it. Drawing insights from this, he goes on to unfold the metaphor of slavery to Christ. Among the topics discussed are slavery and spiritual freedom, lordship, ownership, and privilege.
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Combines meticulous scholarship and the careful unpacking of a biblical theme that is widely neglected. . . . A most valuable work.
—D.A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
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Murray J. Harris is professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Formerly, he was warden of Tyndale House at Cambridge University in England. He is the author of Jesus as God: The New Testament Use of Theos in Reference to Jesus, The Second Epistle to the Corinthians, and Prepositions and Theology in the Greek New Testament.