Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology)  -     By: Murray J. Harris
Buy Item $17.99 Retail: $24.00 Save 25% ($6.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Slave of Christ: A New Testament Metaphor for Total Devotion to Christ (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

InterVarsity Press / 2001 / Paperback

$17.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $24.00
|
Save 25% ($6.01)
Buy 44 or more for $17.09 each.
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW26084

Current Promotions
  • In This Series (30)
In This Series (30)
Description
Availability
Price
Add
Include
  1. Expected to ship on or about 06/05/15.
    $15.99
    Retail: $22.00
    Add To Cart
    $15.99

Product Description

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.

Product Information

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

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. The Critical Edition of Q: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible
    The Critical Edition of Q: Hermeneia, a Critical and Historical Commentary on the Bible
    James M. Robinson, John S. Kloppenborg, Paul Hoffman
    Fortress Press / 2000 / Hardcover
    $66.99 Retail: $89.00 Save 25% ($22.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW631498
  2. Novum Testamentum Graece, 28th Edition (NA28) w/ Dictionary
    Novum Testamentum Graece, 28th Edition (NA28) w/ Dictionary
    Institute for New Testament Textual Research
    German Bible Society / 2012 / Hardcover
    $58.99 Retail: $69.95 Save 16% ($10.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW700468
  3. Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul's Theology of Justification (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    Christ, Our Righteousness: Paul's Theology of Justification (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    Mark A. Seifrid
    InterVarsity Press / 2001 / Trade Paperback
    $17.99 Retail: $24.00 Save 25% ($6.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW26092
  4. Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament [BECNT]
    Acts: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament [BECNT]
    Darrell L. Bock
    Baker Academic / 2007 / Hardcover
    $36.99 Retail: $54.99 Save 33% ($18.00)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW026683

Publisher's Description

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 New Studies in Biblical Theology volume, 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. Addressing key issues in biblical theology, the works comprising New Studies in Biblical Theology are creative attempts to help Christians better understand their Bibles. The NSBT series is edited by D. A. Carson, aiming to simultaneously instruct and to edify, to interact with current scholarship and to point the way ahead.

Author Bio

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.

Editorial Reviews

I hope that you are familiar with InterVarsity Press' series titles "New Studies in Biblical Theology.". . .I would like to introduce it to you be previewing one of the volumes that has greatly impacted my view of the Christian life. I appreciate the help in working through the Biblical data provided here by Murray J. Harris. I highly recommend this study to you.
"Combines meticulous scholarship and the careful unpacking of a biblical theme that is widely neglected. . . . A most valuable work."

Product Reviews

5 Stars Out Of 5
5 out of 5
(1)
(0)
(0)
(0)
(0)
Quality:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Value:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
Meets Expectations:
out Of 5
( out of 5)
0%
of customers would recommend this product to a friend.
SORT BY:
SEE:
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1
  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.
Displaying items 1-1 of 1
Page 1 of 1

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Related Products

  1. Contagious Holiness: Jesus' Meals with Sinners (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    Contagious Holiness: Jesus' Meals with Sinners (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    Craig L. Blomberg
    InterVarsity Press / 2005 / Trade Paperback
    $21.60 Retail: $24.00 Save 10% ($2.40)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.
    CBD Stock No: WW826203
  2. Thanksgiving: A Biblical-Theological Investigation of a Pauline Theme (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    Thanksgiving: A Biblical-Theological Investigation of a Pauline Theme (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    David W. Pao
    InterVarsity Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $14.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 32% ($7.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW826130
  3. The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    The Temple and the Church's Mission: A Biblical Theology of the Dwelling Place of God (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    G.K. Beale
    InterVarsity Press / 2004 / Trade Paperback
    $19.99 Retail: $30.00 Save 33% ($10.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 2 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW826181
  4. From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    From Every People and Nation: A Biblical Theology of Race (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
    J. Daniel Hays
    InterVarsity Press / 2003 / Trade Paperback
    $15.99 Retail: $22.00 Save 27% ($6.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW826165

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search