New from Modern Reformation!
"God justifies the ungodly": Paul's statement in Romans 4:5 has brought comfort and provoked controversy throughout the history of the church. Historically, most Protestants have seen the Reformation as a rediscovery of this gospel truth-indeed, justification as "the article by which the church stands or falls." In our day, however, neither the Reformers' account of the doctrine nor their appraisal of its significance can be taken for granted. Through various movements within Protestant theology and biblical studies, fresh (and not so fresh) challenges have made it imperative for us to reevaluate the Scriptures and the systematic as well as historical arguments that have been persuasive for so many Christians in previous eras. This book joins that contemporary conversation, bringing together voices from the pages of Modern Reformation magazine over the years. Like the magazine, this collection connects Lutheran, Reformed, and Baptist theologians, historians, and biblical scholars who are able to unpack important issues for thoughtful nonspecialists.
This collection covers a lot of ground: the relationship of justification to covenant (especially recent discussions between N. T. Wright and John Piper), the law, union with Christ, as well as sanctification. A final chapter considers the contemporary relevance of justification. If theology is for the church, then the gospel is surely a matter for all of God's people to wrestle with together.
"I was flipping through Justified last night and was super impressed by what I read... "
-Tullian Tchividjian, Senior Pastor,
Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
1. Engaging N. T. Wright and John Piper
2. Confusion about the Law in Paul
3. Does Faith Mean Faithfulness?
4. The Nature of Justifying Faith
5. An American Tragedy: Jonathan Edwards on Justification
6. Not by Faith Alone: The Roman Catholic Doctrine of Justification
7. What "Evangelicals and Catholics Together" Ignores
8. Ten Propositions on Faith and Salvation
9. The Doctrine of Justification
10. A More Perfect Union? Justification and Union with Christ
11. Christ at the Center: The Legacy of the Reformed Tradition
12. The Discomfort of the Justified Life
13. Holiness: God's Work or Ours?
14. Conclusion-Does Justification Still Matter?