This volume combines high-level scholarship and a concern for practical application of a topic currently debated in the academy and the church. Paul and Union with Christ fills the gap for biblical scholars, theologians and pastors pondering and debating the meaning of union with Christ.
Following a selective survey of the scholarly work on union with Christ through the twentieth century to the present day, Greek scholar Constantine Campbell carefully examines every occurrence of the phrases 'in Christ', 'with Christ', 'through Christ', 'into Christ' and other related expressions. He performs an exegesis of each passage in context, taking into account the unique lexical contribution of each Greek preposition. Campbell then builds a holistic portrayal of Paul's thinking and engages contemporary theological discussions about union with Christ by employing his evidence-based understanding of the theme.