Adopted into God's Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor (New Studies in Biblical Theology)  -     By: Trevor J. Burke
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The relationship between God and his people is understood in various ways by the biblical writers, and it is arguably the apostle Paul who uses the richest vocabulary. Unique to Paul's writings is the term huiothesia, the process or act of being "adopted as son(s)." It occurs five times in three of his letters, where it functions as a key theological metaphor.

Trevor Burke argues that huiothesia has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected through scholarly preoccupation with its cultural background. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study, which discusses metaphor theory; explores the background to huiothesia; considers the roles of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; examines the moral implications of adoption, and its relationship with honor; and concludes with the consequences for Christian believers as they live in the tension between the "now" and the "not yet" of their adoption into God's new family.

"Not only the importance of God's family, but also the enormous privilege of belonging to it, are powerfully underscored by Paul's understanding of what it means to be the adopted sons of God. With such themes in view, a wide array of pastoral implications soon springs to light. In other words, this volume not only probes a neglected theme--it also edifies."
-D. A. Carson

Trevor J. Burke (Ph.D., Glasgow) is Professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he has taught New Testament studies in seminaries in Nigeria, Wales and Fiji. He is the author of Family Matters and coeditor of Paul and the Corinthians.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: InterVarsity Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0830826238
ISBN-13: 9780830826230
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Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology

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The relationship between God and his people is understood in various ways by the biblical writers, and it is arguably the apostle Paul who uses the richest vocabulary. Unique to Paul's writings is the term huiothesia, the process or act of being "adopted as son(s)." It occurs five times in three of his letters, where it functions as a key theological metaphor. Trevor Burke argues that huiothesia has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected through scholarly preoccupation with its cultural background. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study, which discusses metaphor theory; explores the background to huiothesia; considers the roles of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; examines the moral implications of adoption, and its relationship with honor; and concludes with the consequences for Christian believers as they live in the tension between the "now" and the "not yet" of their adoption into God's new family.

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Trevor J. Burke (Ph.D., Glasgow) is professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He was previously lecturer in New Testament and head of the department of biblical studies at Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji. He is the author of and and coeditor of .

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Without question, Burke has provided a valuable contribution to a fuller understanding of this vital Pauline metaphor. He has also raised the contribution of the adoption metaphor such that it noe necessarily must be included in the larger metaphorical framework of soteriology.
"Not only the importance of God's family, but also the enormous privilege of belonging to it, are powerfully underscored by Paul's understanding of what it means to be the adopted sons of God. With such themes in view, a wide array of pastoral implications soon springs to light. In other words, this volume not only probes a neglected theme--it also edifies."
Burke's new book is a fine addition to the series by assembling and interpreting a great amount of data regarding the adoption of believers.
"Burke offers a clear, precise and coherent study of what emerges as a major Pauline metaphor that has long been overlooked. . . . I believe this to be a very valuable addition to Pauline studies, one that I recommend to students and scholars alike."

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
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    Joel Aubrey
    His great interest in the familial themes found in pauline theology, and particularly adoption, were sparked while he was teaching at a seminary in Nigeria. This book is the culmination of countless hours of study on the subject. Dr. Trevor Burke does an excellent job of explaining the ancient Roman practice of huiothesia, and then bringing out its ramifications for Paul and for our lives and theology today. A must read for anyone studying Pauline Theology, or for pastors preparing to preach through an adoption passage.
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