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  1. Images of Salvation in the New Testament
    Images of Salvation in the New Testament
    Brenda B. Colijn
    IVP Academic / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $16.99 Retail: $25.00 Save 32% ($8.01)
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    August 31, 2011
    Larwence Garcia
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    Brenda B. Colijn's "Images of Salvation in the New Testament" is a much needed re-consideration of the rich and diverse imagery that the New Testament provides to describe salvation, especially in a Western tradition that has overemphasized justification, sanctification, and glorification; not to mention placing them along the lines of an imposed and superficial ordo salutis. Colijn is able to recapture the meaning of neglected metaphors that the New Testament writers use to describe salvation, such as adoption, citizenship, and contest. The book likewise adds fresh meaning and insight into overused images such as justification, reconciliation, and regeneration by drawing out their cultural context with a sharp eye to their Old Testament usage. I particularly enjoyed her critique of superficial theological constructs that attempt to place the New Testament's diverse imagery on linear patterns with no loose ends; rather we should approach the imagery as a "polyphonic composition whose individual lines have their own integrity but flow to create a complex whole". Needless to say, if Colijn's book is seriously read and considered (as it should) the church's teaching, reading, and service would be re-invigorated with fresh meaning and insight, maybe even inspiring us to search out new imagery and ways to describe salvation ourselves.
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