Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology)  -     By: Murray J. Harris
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Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

Inter-Varsity Press / 2001 / Paperback

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The New Testament finds many ways to depict Christians' relationships to their Lord. They are his disciples, sons, daughters, and friends. But it is perhaps too little recognized that they are also his slaves. This study sets out to uncover what it means to be a slave of Christ. Murray Harris begins by assessing the nature of actual slavery in the Greco-Roman world and the New Testament's attitude towards it. Drawing insights from this, he goes on to unfold the metaphor of slavery to Christ. Among the topics discussed are slavery and spiritual freedom, lordship, ownership, and privilege. Slave of Christ is a model of good biblical theology, providing insights both for further study of the Bible and for practical application. It will be appreciated in both church and academy.This is part of the New Studies in Biblical Theology Series.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0830826084
ISBN-13: 9780830826087
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Series: New Studies in Biblical Theology

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The New Testament finds many ways to depict the relationship of Christians and their Lord. They are his disciples, sons, daughters and friends. But it is perhaps too little recognized that they are also his slaves. In this study Murray J. Harris sets out to uncover what it means to be a slave of Christ. He begins by assessing the nature of actual slavery in the Greco-Roman world and the New Testament's attitude towards it. Drawing insights from this, he goes on to unfold the metaphor of slavery to Christ. Among the topics discussed are slavery and spiritual freedom, lordship, ownership, and privilege. Slave of Christ is a model of good biblical theology, providing insights both for future study of the Bible and for practical application.

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Harris is professor emeritus of New Testament exegesis and theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. Formerly, he was warden of Tyndale House at Cambridge University in England. His Ph.D. is from the University of Manchester, where he studied under F. F. Bruce.

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  1. 5 Stars Out Of 5
    January 23, 2001
    Keith Breault
    I am grateful to God for this book - for the rich meditation it has afforded regarding what it means to be a "slave" of Christ. Harris expounds the literal and historical meaning of the word "doulos" throughout Scripture. He demonstrates that this term should be rendered "slave," and that the modern translations which substitute "servant" only serve to shave the edges off of a beautiful and compelling image - one that Paul specifically intended. Harris ushers the reader back to the ancient near east of the first century, and expounds each use of the word "slave" in the original context. Our attention is drawn ultimately to the lovely splendor and worthiness of the Savior. Harris spurs us toward deeper devotion as he opens our eyes to see the goodness, simplicity and beauty of identifying ourselves as slaves of One who ransomed us. He states: "A slave is someone whose person and service belong wholly to another... This complete devotion to Christ includes three elements: Humble submission to the person of Christ, unquestioning obedience to the Master's will, and an exclusive preoccupation with pleasing Christ." This book, while written from an academic angle, strikes directly at the heart of daily devotion. I have benefitted tremendously, and I am excited that it will soon be available in the U.S.
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