Justification and the Gospel

Understanding the Contexts and Controversies
Author(s): R. Michael Allen
Genre: Religion
Original Publish Date: Nov 19, 2013
Product Number: EB00119130
Released: Nov 19, 2013
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441243003
Publisher: Baker Academic
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Seeking to move beyond current heated debates on justification, this accessible introduction offers a fresh, alternative approach to a central theological topic. 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 for ongoing issues of faith and practice.