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Adopted into God's Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor - eBook
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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.
|Title: Adopted into God's Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor - eBook|
By: Trevor J. Burke
Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: IVP Academic
|Publication Date: 2016|
Stock No: WW102013EB
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. -- Thoughts and Meditations Blog, October 4, 2007
"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." -- Mary L. Coloe, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne, Australia, in Review of Biblical Literature
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