The Father Who Redeems and the Son Who Obeys

Consideration of Paul's Teaching in Romans

By Svetlana Khobnya

Foreword by John Nolland

The Father Who Redeems and the Son Who Obeys

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  • ISBN: 9781620321706
  • Pages: 214
  • Publication Date: 11/8/2013
  • Retail Price: $26.00
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The Father Who Redeems and the Son Who Obeys

Consideration of Paul's Teaching in Romans

By Svetlana Khobnya

Foreword by John Nolland

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  • ISBN: 9781620321706
  • Pages: 214
  • Publication Date: 11/8/2013
  • Retail Price: $26.00
Web Price: $20.80

About-

The idea of God the Father has attracted scholarly attention for centuries, especially in terms of the revelation of God's fatherhood through the Son. Strangely, the connection between God and his redeeming activity as Father has not been explored in depth. This book takes up the challenge to keep the christological perspective in balance with the Father-God motif that has its roots in the Old Testament and is more prominent in the Second Temple period than sometimes acknowledged. For Paul, God is the Father who redeems. The Old Testament imagery that shaped Israel's conception of God's interaction with them, and was a basis for God's future restoration of the nation despite their unfaithfulness, is central to Paul's explanation of the new salvific act of God the Father in Christ, the faithful and obedient Son.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Khobnya's impressive intertextual reading of Paul shines fresh light upon the underdeveloped notion of God as the Father who redeems. The Father's redeeming activity through the Son is demonstration of God's covenant faithfulness, all through the obedience of the Son who reverses the disobedience of Adam and Israel. This study is at once fresh, insightful, and accessible."
--Kent E. Brower, Senior Research Fellow in Biblical Studies, Nazarene Theological College, Manchester

"In this timely book, Khobnya explores the way in which Paul draws on the faith of Israel to illuminate Christ's faithfulness and obedience as the fulfillment of the faith of Abraham and as God's answer to the disobedience of Adam. Here are rich resources for preaching the redemptive compassion of God explored in depth in the Epistle to the Romans."
--Thomas A. Noble, Professor of Theology, Nazarene Theological Seminary

"The use of the Fatherhood of God as a lens through which to explore Romans is, as far as I am aware, unparalleled. Khobnya has made it fruitful, producing new insights into this much-studied letter. Both in terms of method and substance this is a book that deserves our attention."
--From the foreword by John Nolland, Trinity College, Bristol

Contributors-

Svetlana Khobnya
John Nolland

Bio(s)-

Svetlana Khobnya is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at Nazarene Theological College, Manchester (UK). She is an ordained minister in the Church of the Nazarene, a member of the Tyndale Fellowship Society, the British New Testament Society and the Wesleyan Theological Society. This book is based on her PhD thesis submitted to the University of Manchester in 2011.

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