Romans And The People Of God

Author by : Sven K. Soderlund
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Description : Nineteen New Testament scholars of international standing here offer fresh new insights to the ongoing interpretation of Romans. Including essays on various exegetical, theological, and pastoral aspects of Paul's epistle, this volume not only honors Gordon Fee's major contribution to New Testament scholarship but also presents the very best work available in a vital area of biblical research.


The Future Of The People Of God

Author by : Andrew Perriman
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Description : At a time when the Western church is having to come to terms--painfully and often reluctantly--with its diminished social and intellectual status in the world following the collapse of Christendom, we find ourselves, as interpreters of Paul, increasingly impressed by the need to relocate his writings in their historical context. That is not a coincidence. The Future of the People of God is an attempt to make sense of Paul's letter to the Romans at the intersection of these two developments. It puts forward the argument that we must first have the courage of our historical convictions and read the text before Christendom, from the limited, shortsighted perspective of an emerging community that dared to defy the gods of the ancient world. This act of imaginative, critical engagement with the text will challenge many of our assumptions about Paul's "gospel of God," but it will also put us in a position to reconstruct an identity and purpose for the people of God after Christendom that is both biblically and historically coherent


God And Empire

Author by : John Dominic Crossan
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Description : The bestselling author and prominent New Testament scholar draws parallels between 1st–century Roman Empire and 21st–century United States, showing how the radical messages of Jesus and Paul can lead us to peace today Using the tools of expert biblical scholarship and a keen eye for current events, bestselling author John Dominic Crossan deftly presents the tensions exhibited in the Bible between political power and God’s justice. Through the revolutionary messages of Jesus and Paul, Crossan reveals what the Bible has to say about land and economy, violence and retribution, justice and peace, and ultimately, redemption. He examines the meaning of “kingdom of God” prophesized by Jesus, and the equality recommended to Paul by his churches, contrasting these messages of peace against the misinterpreted apocalyptic vision from the book of Revelations, that has been co-opted by modern right-wing theologians and televangelists to justify the United State’s military actions in the Middle East.


Unlocking Romans

Author by : J.R. Daniel Kirk
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Description : If the God of Israel has acted to save his people through Christ, but Israel is not participating in that salvation, how then can this God be considered righteous? Unlocking Romans is directed in large extent toward answering this question in order to illuminate the righteousness of God as revealed in the book of Romans. The answer here, J. R. Daniel Kirk claims, comes mainly in terms of resurrection. Even if only the most obvious references in Romans are considered - and Kirk certainly delves more deeply than that - the theme of resurrection appears not only in every section of the letter but also at climactic moments of Paul's argument. The network of connections among Jesus' resurrection, Israel's Scriptures, and redefining the people of God serves to affirm God's fidelity to Israel. This, in turn, demonstrates Paul's gospel message to be a witness to the revelation of the righteousness of God.


Roman House Churches For Today

Author by : Reta Halteman Finger
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Description : Placing the biblical book of Romans in its historical and cultural context, Reta Halteman Finger here creates a simulation of the Roman house churches that first heard Paul's Romans letter and its call for inclusiveness among the people of God. Finger guides readers in small groups to re-create house churches as in first-century Rome. Based on the text of Romans, participants play various roles and converse, even debate, with other characters from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. This experiential approach makes Romans come alive in new, concrete ways and applies Romans theology to current issues that often still divide groups of Christians. Roman House Churches for Today includes aids and suggestions for simulation leaders, sample character sketches, and website links with resources for further, deeper study. Not only small groups but also individuals will profit from this unique Bible study.


Dynamic Studies In Romans

Author by : Fred A. Scheeren
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Description : Scholars and students alike have hailed the book of Romans as one of the greatest single literary works of all time. When you consider that it is also the Word of God, it makes the study of his remarkable book all the more valuable for help in day-to-day living. Relying on the truth that Scripture is the best commentary on Scripture, author Fred Scheeren walks us through Romans by tracing the concepts and promises found in this awe-inspiring book through the New and Old Testaments. If you've ever wondered about: how to access the grace of God; how to walk victoriously in the Spirit; what it means to be "grafted" in as a believer; what it means to be heart-circumcised; the role and meaning of baptism in a believer's life; or how to avoid error when studying the Scriptures ......then you won't want to miss this Bible study guide. Better yet, find a group of like-minded friends to join you in creating a small study-group experience. Such a collection of people might also quite appropriately be called a "life group," as the members do more than enhance their knowledge of Scripture. They develop close, personal relationships as they apply God's Word to their lives and support each other in the positive growth they experience as a result.


Romans

Author by : The Navigators
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Description : In Romans, the Apostle Paul unfolds God's way to righteousness--how we can be reconciled to God and transformed into the people He means us to be. Sin, salvation, grace, death, and resurrection--no other biblical book illumines so many classic, life-changing truths. This Bible study on the book of Romans will help you understand the book's historical context, purpose, structure, and meaning and apply its powerful, relevant wisdom to your needs and issues. • Personal study between meetings • 20 sessions • Includes study aids and discussion questions


Romans Repent

Author by : Dean H. Nelson
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Description : "Romans Repent!" is perhaps the first book in sixteen hundred years to argue that Paul's letter to the Romans was not written to Christians, but was a script to be proclaimed to the polytheists of Rome. For the last millennium and a half it has been unthinkable to imagine a Rome that was not dominated by Christian faith, but when Paul wrote this message monotheists were not allowed to live in the city. Even the Jews who dwelt in Rome had become conformed to Roman culture and faith. Paul declared that the mighty deeds of Abraham, David and Elijah would not justify those who incited God's jealousy through their unfaithfulness. "Romans Repent!" gives new insight into the evangelization of Rome, with special attention to the role of Phoebe, who boldly declared Paul's message to the people of Rome. This commentary provides a new translation of the letter, which brings to life Paul's message about "us," the churches, who are hard at work to proclaim the gospel among idolatrous people such as "you." What if Romans was not a petition to the churches of Rome, but was a proclamation to all the people of pagan Rome (Romans 1:7)? What if, when Paul warned of the jealousy of God (1:18) and declared that "You have no excuse" (2:1) and that you are mere humans in the weakness of your flesh (6:19), he was writing to those whom Paul considered to be enemies of the true God? Paul called the people of Rome "loved by God," but that did not mean that he thought that they were perfect or good or even Christian. When Paul called people "beloved" he was usually admonishing them or warning them of the jealous passion that God feels toward them (see I Corinthians 4:14; 10:14; II Corinthians 7:1; 12:19-20; Philippians 2:12). Romans were being warned to flee from idolatry and to no longer worship the gods of their faith. "Romans Repent!" will show that the "brothers" who met Paul in Rome (Acts 28:15) were not Christian believers, but were Jewish relatives. The leaders of the Jews in Rome said that they had not yet heard anything from their Jewish brothers concerning Paul (Acts 28:21) and they spoke as if they had only second or third hand information about Christians (Acts 28:22). When Roman Jews in great numbers came to Paul's lodgings (Acts 28:23) there was no mention of any Christians being there. At the end of that meeting Paul declared that the Gentiles of Rome in the future "will hear" this gospel (Acts 28:28). The seed of the word had not yet taken root before Paul began his ministry in Rome. The letter to the Romans has had more effect on Christianity and on human history than any other writing. Cultural understandings of government and obedience, humility and pride, tolerance and conformity have been molded by the interpretation of Paul's words. Christian understandings of justification, grace, law, righteousness, sin, Christ, our connection to Christ and to one another have been indelibly shaped by words that were written almost two thousand years ago. Whether we realize it or not or whether we like it or not, the interpretation of Romans affects our daily lives and the future of human society. "Romans Repent!" will change the way you hear Paul's letter. You will hear his clear preaching of law and gospel to those who had never yet heard the message. You will understand verses that others have found confusing. You will discover remarkable insights even in passages that you thought you already understood.


Paul His Roman Audience And The Adopted People Of God

Author by : Edward W. Watson
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Description : This study utilizes the authorial audience's conceptual field provided by their Jewish and Greco-Roman context to explore Paul's metaphor of adoption in Romans 8-9. This study seeks to establish that the use of the metaphor of adoption as a literary construct in Romans would aid Paul's intended audience in the understanding of their Christian experience both in the present and at the eschaton. We seek to find support in the rhetoric of the text itself, as well as inclusions of terminology and interpretative conceptual markers that would make reading the text according to these options very natural. In the text of Romans, the term adoption describes the manner in which God brings believers into the people of God, bestowing upon them the rights, privileges, and obligations associated with sonship. Divine adoption, a blessing first given to the Jewish remnant, is now through the fulfillment of God's covenantal faithfulness, appropriated to God's eschatological people as a whole (i.e., believers made up of both Jews and Gentiles).


Discovering God S Good News For You

Author by : Stonecroft Ministries
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Description : Paul's letter explains the unique power of God's good news. Right standing with God comes only through Jesus Christ by faith--as a gift. This easy-to-use study of Romans 1-8 offers explanations, applications, and discussion questions to help you grasp the wonder and transforming power of God's work in your life.


Paul S Interlocutor In Romans 2

Author by : Runar Thorsteinsson
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Description : Thorsteinsson's study of Romans poses a thoroughly argued challenge to Pauline scholarship. His argument has the potential of invalidating the reading of Romans 2 hat has contributed to a perception of Paul as utterly negative towards his fellow Jews and first-century Judaism. Among matters of scholarly dispute is the function and identity of Paul's interlocutor(s) in chapter 2 of Romans. Scholars agree universally that the individual addressed in 2:17-29 is a Jew, but with respect to the identity of the interlocutor of 2:1-5, there is no consensus. The majority of scholars hold that the interlocutor is a Jew throughout the chapter. A weighty minority argues that the individual addressed in 2:1-5 is a Gentile and that there is a shift of interlocutor in 2:17. In his investigation into the pros and cons of these positions, Thorsteinsson endeavors to challenge both majority and minority. Basic to his approach is to allow the larger context and framework of the letter to be of help in assessing the function and identity of Paul's partner(s) in dialogue. Thus the epistolary structure and setting of Romans, the relationship between Paul and his audience, the identity of the audience, and the dialogical style of the letter are used to ascertain the function and identity of Paul's interlocutor(s) in Romans 2. By engaging an imaginary interlocutor, Paul utilizes a well-established epistolary technique in Greco-Roman antiquity. Thorsteinsson concludes that Paul wrote Romans to a particular group of people in a specific, contemporaneous situation. The letter's message arose out of Paul's missionary obligation to proclaim God's "good news" to Gentiles in Rome. The minority view that Paul's interlocutor in 2:1-5 is a Gentile is combined with the majority opinion that there is but one interlocutor throughout the chapter. In sum, "the common opinion that Romans 2 contains Paul's piercing critique of his fellow Jew should be rejected. The individual censured in the chapter is not a Jew . . . " but a Gentile who claims to be a Jew.


Romans Bible Commentary Living By Faith

Author by : Brad Price, www.abiblecommentary.com
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Description : Romans Bible Commentary: This Bible commentary on the book of Romans offers a verse-by-verse study on the entire book. Since this commentary material was assembled by classes taught on the book of Romans, it is easy to use and understand. This Romans commentary has been widely received by many, including schools which help train preachers. Here is a small sample of the text. 5:9: Much more then, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from the wrath (of God) through him. This verse takes us back to what Paul said at the beginning of this chapter: God’s people can be “justified” (dikaio), the same word used in Rom. 3:20! It is possible to completely remove sin. This can be done even though we still sin after becoming a Christian. Also, we can have justification at the present time (“now”). In this verse, Paul affirmed that our source for justification is Christ’s “blood.” Without the blood of Jesus, justification would be impossible (Heb. 10:4). Christ’s blood is the basis for our justification, but the benefits of it must be accessed. This access comes by faith that is obedient (5:1). If Christ had not shed his blood, the only thing that we could and would experience is “wrath” (verse 9b). However, since the precious blood of the Lord was shed, Christians can be and will be saved from punishment. Christians are people who are at peace with God (verse 1) and have no fear of condemnation (8:1).


Paul S Use Of The Old Testament In Romans 9 1 9

Author by : Brian J. Abasciano
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Description : This investigation builds upon recent developments in the study of Paul's use of Scripture that center around the concept of "intertextuality." Abasciano uses an exegetical method that incorporates into a thorough traditional exegesis a comprehensive analysis of Paul's use of Scripture against the background of interpretive traditions surrounding the texts alluded to, with great emphasis placed on analyzing the original contexts of Paul's citations and allusions. Such an intertextual exegesis is conducted in Romans 9:1-9 with an awareness of the broader unit of chapters 9-11 especially, and also the epistle as a whole. The study finds that many of the themes Paul deals with in Romans 9-11 are also present in ancient Jewish and Christian interpretive traditions surrounding the passages he invokes, and more importantly, that Paul's scriptural quotations and allusions function as pointers to their broad original contexts, from which he developed much of the form, content, and direction of his argument, holding significance for a number of exegetical details as well as broader themes and rhetorical movements. The final chapter seeks to draw conclusions concerning the significance of Paul's use of the Old Testament in Romans 9:1-9 for the exegesis and theology of Romans and for Pauline intertextuality. The identity of the true people of God is central to Romans 9-11 and the epistle. And Paul's use of Scripture is contextual and referential, calling for attention to Pauline intertextuality in standard exegetical procedure. JSNTS 301>


Behold The Son Of God

Author by : William H. Wetmore
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Description : Christians in every age have acknowledged the importance of Pauls Epistle to the Romans. Martin Luther called it really the chief part of the New Testament, and truly the purest gospel. In addition, Samuel Taylor Coleridge regarded Romans as the most profound book in existence: others have described it as the cathedral of the Christian faith. The epistle is a Christian manifesto of freedom through Jesus Christ. It is the fullest, plainest, and grandest statement of the gospel in the New Testament. Throughout the centuries, this epistle has been recognized as perhaps the most complete theological statement regarding the Gospel of God. Paul is the great theologian who presented the gospel in theological terms which remain unmatched and which elevate the gospel message to a greater level of understanding. This epistle has five main themes: the first is the redefinition of the basis of salvation which is not based on the Law, but by grace alone and faith alone in Christ Jesus; the second is the redefinition of the people of God not according to physical birth but by spiritual birth and by faith; the third is the righteousness that is based on faith in God; the fourth is the doctrine of election; the fifth is the explanation of Christian behavior as based on Christian belief.


Straight To The Heart Of Romans

Author by : Phil Moore
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Description : The Straight to the Heart commentary series has been written to bring greater accessibility to the Bible so that people can understand the message that the Holy Spirit inspired the authors to write. It aims to get people reading so that they can hear God's voice for themselves; it will challenge them and provide a springboard into a deeper relationship with the divine.


Romans

Author by : Brian Simmons
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Description : The love of God is so rich it leaves our hearts full of heaven. When we believe in Jesus Christ, he pours his Holy Spirit into our hearts until every sense of abandonment leaves. We become children of God, sons and daughters of glory, who follow the Lamb of God. Do you want to be enriched and discover the heavenly treasures of faith, grace, true righteousness, and power? Plug into the book of Romans and you’ll never be the same again. Gifts and glory are waiting for you to unwrap and make your own. Live the truths of Romans and watch how God’s love sets you free! Also included is an eight-week Bible study that complements The Passion Translation’s book of Romans: Grace and Glory. For individuals and small groups, each lesson will help you encounter, explore, and share the heart of God, guiding your study of God’s Word while drawing you closer and deeper into his passionate heart for you. For you have received the Holy Spirit who has enfolded you into God’s family, chosen and adopted as his very own child. And the Holy Spirit will never make you feel orphaned, or cause you to fear that God will abandon you. You are free from all bondage and no longer a mere servant. For the Holy Spirit inside your heart cries out, “You are his child, and he is your Father! The Holy Spirit living inside your spirit is the divine proof that you are God’s child!”


Suffering In Romans

Author by : Siu Fung Wu
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Description : Most of the Jesus-followers in Rome would have been familiar with socioeconomic hardship. Suffering was a daily reality either for themselves or for someone they knew. Many lived below or just above subsistence level. Some were slaves, homeless, or chronically sick. Followers of Christ might have experienced persecution because of their refusal to take part in the local religious festivals. Suffering is, of course, a significant theme in Rom 5:1-11 and 8:17, 18-39. Paul mentions various types of affliction many times in these texts. How might Paul's audience have understood them? In Suffering in Romans Siu Fung Wu argues that Paul speaks of the vocation of the Jesus-followers to participate in Christ's suffering, with the purpose that they may be glorified with him. Indeed, their identification with Christ's suffering is an integral part of God's project of transforming humanity and renewing creation. It is in their faithful suffering that Christ-followers participate in God's triumph over evil. This is counter-intuitive, because most people think that victory is won by power and strength. Yet the children of God partake in his cosmic victory by their suffering, aided by the Spirit and the hope of glory.


Paul S Letter To The Romans And Roman Imperialism

Author by : Ian E Rock
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Description : Ian E. Rock demonstrates that the Letter to the Romans may be seen as an attempt by a subordinate group to redress actual and potential issues of confrontation with the Empire and to offer hope, even in the face of death. Paul demonstrates that it is God's peace and not Rome's peace that is important; that loyalty to the exalted Jesus as Lord and to the kingdom of God - not Jupiter and Rome - leads to salvation; that grace flows from Jesus as Christ and Lord and not from the benefactions of theEmperor. If the resurrection of Jesus - the crucified criminal of the Roman Empire - demonstrates God's power over the universe and death, the very instrument of Roman control, then the Christ-believer is encouraged to face suffering and death in the hope of salvation through this power. Paul's theology emerges from, and is inextricably bound to, the politics of his day, the Scriptures of his people, and to the critical fact that the God who is One and Lord of all is still in charge of the world.


Life Study Of Romans

Author by : Witness Lee
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Description : In the Lord’s recovery during the past five hundred years the church’s knowledge of the Lord and His truth has been continually progressing. This monumental and classical work by Brother Witness Lee builds upon and is a further development of all that the Lord has revealed to His church in the past centuries. It is filled with the revelation concerning the processed Triune God, the living Christ, the life-giving Spirit, the experience of life, and the definition and practice of the church. In this set Brother Lee has kept three basic principles that should rule and govern every believer in their interpretation, development, and expounding of the truths contained in the Scriptures. The first principle is that of the Triune God dispensing Himself into His chosen and redeemed people; the second principle is that we should interpret, develop, and expound the truths contained in the Bible with Christ for the church; and the third governing principle is Christ, the Spirit, life, and the church. No other study or exposition of the New Testament conveys the life nourishment or ushers the reader into the divine revelation of God’s holy Word according to His New Testament economy as this one does.


Tntc Romans

Author by : F. F. Bruce
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Description : Paul's epistle to the Romans changed the lives of many great Christian thinkers, including Augustine, Martin Luther, John Wesley and Karl Barth. However, while Romans has been among the most influential books of the New Testament, it has also been the subject of some of the church's most heated debates. What is justification by faith? What is the relationship between law and grace? What is God's ultimate purpose for Israel? Without losing sight of the simplicity of the gospel, F. F. Bruce guides us along the difficult but rewarding paths of this great letter.This classic commentary has been completely retypeset and presented in a fresh, vibrant new large paperback format, with new global branding.


The Surprise Of Grace

Author by : Davo Roberts
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Description : Have you ever been surprised by Grace? Grace is not only amazing, but it is also surprising! Alphy the WOWChurch Cat investigates Romans 5:1-11 and discovers what it means for the Christian to be living under the grace of God. In the book of Romans, the apostle Paul is logically stating his case about God and humanity. In Romans 1-3, Paul highlights humanity's separation from God. What can be done about that? The answer to that comes in Romans 4! Paul declares that God has provided the very means for people to be justified - that is to be declared right before Him! Paul's argument is that people can be in a dynamic relationship with God, no longer separated from God, and it is by faith alone in God that is the key to having been justified by God. It is by faith in God alone, through God's grace alone as to how people can be justified before God and be able to stand in His presence which is Paul's argument. Being justified means the removal of guilt and the penalty of sin from the person while at the same time being declared right by God. How is that done? We will come to that shortly! People choose to be in this relationship with God. They can avail themselves of it as many have done or simply ignore it as many people do. God does not force but He does compel. Love never forces but it does compel, urge and encourage! You have taken up that offer and now you are in a relationship with God? WOW! Awesome! Excellent! ! Good! So what? That is where Paul is with his argument in this letter to the Romans. Now in Romans 5, Paul gives 8 different glimpses from different angles about the Christian living under and within grace - God's unmerited favour to undeserving sinners. Paul here is creating a fabulous stained glass sphere depicting life for the Christian believer who is now under grace and has Jesus as their master and Lord. Come on in and see what Paul has to say about these blessings or consequences for those who have taken up God's free offer of being justified by faith through God's grace alone? Let's investigate Romans 5:1-11 together.


Paul S Viewpoint On God Israel And The Gentiles In Romans 9 11

Author by : Xiaxia E. Xue
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Description : Over the years Romans 9–11 has been investigated from a variety of approaches, with one of the most prominent being an intertextual reading. However, most discussions of intertextual studies on this section of Romans fail to adequately address Paul’s discourse patterns and that of his Jewish contemporaries with regard to God, Israel, and the Gentiles. Adapting Lemke’s linguistic intertextual thematic theory, this study uses a methodological control to analyze the discourse patterns in Romans 9–11. Through this analysis the author demonstrates the divergence of Paul’s viewpoints on several typical Jewish issues, which suggests that his discontinuities from his Jewish contemporaries are obvious and sometimes radical. It is apparent that Romans 9–11 not only provides a self-presentation of Paul as a Mosaic prophet figure, but overall it appears as a prophetic discourse, reinforcing the notion that Paul’s message comes from divine authority.


The Social Significance Of Reconciliation In Paul S Theology

Author by : Corneliu Constantineanu
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Description : This is an assessment of the social dimension to reconciliation as displayed in Paul's Letter to the Romans. Traditional exegetical scholarship has treated Paul's presentation of reconciliation as referring to reconciliation between people and God, and has primarily focused use of the word katallage - traditionally translated as 'atonement'. Constantineanu challenges this view and argues that Paul's understanding of the concept is more complex, employing rich symbolism to describe reconciliation with God and between human beings forming together an inseparable reality. The discussion is placed within Paul's overall religious, social and political contexts, showing that an analysis of the social dimension of reconciliation in his thought is both plausible and necessary. Constantineanu offers an analysis of two major sections of Romans, chapters 5-8 and 12-15. Special emphasis is placed on Paul's use of the story of Jesus for community formation, for the shaping of identity, values and community practices. It is thus demonstrated that for Paul God's reconciling initiative, shown in the crucifixion, is not only the pronouncement of God's reconciling the world, but also the ground and model for reconciliation among human beings. It was formerly the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement , a book series that explores the many aspects of New Testament study including historical perspectives, social-scientific and literary theory, and theological, cultural and contextual approaches.


Jesus Paul And The People Of God

Author by : Nicholas Perrin
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Description : This volume includes Tom Wright's two main addresses, from the 2010 Wheaton Theology Conference, one on the state of scholarship regarding Jesus and the other on the state of scholarship regarding the apostle Paul. The other nine essays critically interact with these two major themes of Wright's works. --from publisher description


Glory In Romans And The Unified Purpose Of God In Redemptive History

Author by : Donald L. Berry
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Description : Eschatological glory is a significant motif in Romans that has failed to garner the attention it deserves. Donald Berry argues that glory lies at the heart of Paul's redemptive historical framework and is an integral part of the gospel Paul proclaims in Romans. For Paul, eschatological glory is the realization of God's purpose for Adam and for Israel to see and to show forth the glory of God. This divine purpose finds fulfillment in Christ and in the new humanity he creates, those who now have "hope of the glory of God" (Rom 5:2). Paul's letter to the Romans provides stunning glimpses into the nature of this eschatological glory and the hope that believers have in Christ. Through careful and compelling exegesis, Berry brings to light Paul's conception of glory and its place at the center of God's purposes in redemptive history. While providing crucial insights into Romans, this study also contributes more broadly to Pauline theology and to the field of biblical theology. It highlights Paul's understanding of a unified divine purpose that runs through creation and redemption--God's desire to display his nature and character in all of creation through image-bearers who share in and reflect his glory.


Paul The Spirit And The People Of God

Author by : Gordon D. Fee
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Description : "In Paul, the Spirit, and the People of God, Pentecostal scholar Gordon Fee has redefined the terms of the discussion about the Holy Spirit in a way that transcends today's paradigm of 'charismatic' or 'noncharismatic' orientation. His words are a strong reminder of what God, through his Holy Spirit, intends the church to be. . . . His work is an attempt to point us back to the Bible and reinvigorate our own vision of how the Spirit mobilizes the community of believers in the local church."--Wendy Murray, author; former senior writer, Christianity Today "Gordon Fee, one of our truly master exegetes, has put steel and sinew into the words Spirit, spirit, and spiritual--words that have become flabby through subjectivizing indulgence and lack of exegetical exercise. His accurate, fresh, and passionate recovery of the place and meaning of Spirit in Paul and for us Christians is a provocative stimulus and reliable guide to the recovery of the experienced presence of God in our lives. For those of us who want to live in continuity with all that has been revealed in Jesus and given in the Spirit, this is an eminently practical book."--Eugene H. Peterson, professor emeritus of spiritual theology, Regent College "Gordon Fee is one of the finest Bible expositors I have known. Whenever he speaks and writes, I listen, and recommend you do the same."--Chuck Colson, founder, Prison Fellowship Ministries


The Book Of Romans

Author by : Brian Simmons
Languange : en
Publisher by : BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Description : The book of Romans was written to communicate God’s message of grace and glory to all of his believers. Live in the truths found in Romans and discover the heavenly treasures of faith, grace, righteousness, and power. This 12-lesson study guide on the book of Romans provides a unique and welcoming opportunity to immerse yourself in God’s precious Word as expressed in The Passion Translation®. Begin your journey with a thorough introduction that details the authorship of Romans, date of composition, first recipients, setting, purpose, central message, and key themes. Each lesson then walks you through a portion from the book and includes features such as notable verses, historical and cultural background information, definitions of words and language, cross references to other books of the Bible, maps, and character portraits of figures from the Bible and church history. ​Enrich your biblical understanding of the book of Romans, experience God’s love for you, and share his heart with others.