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The theology of the apostle Paul is complex, set forth in numerous occasional letters, and subject to a seemingly endless variety of interpretations. How should students of Scripture engage the challenging task of discerning the shape of Paul's thought?InPaul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christ, Thomas R. Schreiner seeks to unearth Paul's worldview by observing what Paul actually says in his writings and laying out the most important themes and how they are connected.
According to Schreiner, "The passion of Paul's life, the foundation and capstone of his vision, and the animating motive of his mission was the supremacy of God in and through the Lord Jesus Christ." While continuing to return to this foundation, Schreiner explores themes such as the inclusion of the Gentiles in God's people, the power of sin, God's liberating work of grace, and the unity of the church, as well as the often-neglected topics of Paul as a missionary and his apostolic sufferings.
This second edition is revised throughout and engages with more recent works on Paul. While thoroughly informed by the issues of contemporary Pauline studies, Schreiner offers an accessible account of Paul's theology that focuses on the primary sources.Paul, Apostle of God's Glory in Christremains a sound, insightful, and trusted exposition of Paul's theology that is well-geared to the needs of seminary students and working pastors.
"With the bewildering amount of modern scholarship on Paul's theology, combined with the complexity of Paul himself, there is a great need for a volume that can carefully and faithfully guide the way. Tom Schreiner's volume on Paul fills that need splendidly. Thorough enough to cover the necessary terrain, yet concise enough for both scholar and pastor, Schreiner provides an exegetical, redemptive-historical, and (above all) theologically faithful tour of Paul's thought. I highly recommend it."
Michael J. Kruger, president and Samuel C. Patterson Professor of New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, Charlotte, NC
Preface to the Second Edition Preface to the First Edition Abbreviations
1. Introduction: The Centrality of God in Christ in Paul's Theology 2. Proclaiming a Magnificent God: The Pauline Mission 3. The Basis of Mission: The Fulfillment of the Promise to Abraham 4. Suffering and the Pauline Mission: The Means of Spreading the Gospel 5. Dishonoring God: The Violation of God's Law 6. Dishonoring God: The Power of Sin 7. The Person of Jesus Christ: The Exaltation of Christ for the Glory of God 8. God's Saving Righteousness: The Basis of a Right Relationship with God 9. God's Liberating Work for His People: Divine Transforming Grace 10. Living to Honor God: The Power to Live a New Life 11. Faith and Hope: The Ground of Perseverance 12. Life of Love in the Spirit: Exhortations and the Law in Paul 13. The Church and Spiritual Gifts: The Unity of God's People 14. The Ordinances of the Church and Its Ministry: The Building Up of the Body 15. The Social World of the New Community: Living as Christians in the Culture 16. The Hope of God's People: The Fulfillment of God's Saving Purposes Epilogue: Magnifying God in Christ