Transformed by Grace

Paul's View of Holiness in Romans 6-8

By J. Ayodeji Adewuya

Transformed by Grace

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  • ISBN: 9781592448005
  • Pages: 116
  • Publication Date: 7/2/2004
  • Retail Price: $17.00
Web Price: $13.60
Web Price: $13.60

Transformed by Grace

Paul's View of Holiness in Romans 6-8

By J. Ayodeji Adewuya

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781592448005
  • Pages: 116
  • Publication Date: 7/2/2004
  • Retail Price: $17.00
Web Price: $13.60

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This study contends that the single thread that runs through Romans 6-8 is that of sanctification, which is explained in terms of a life that is transformed by the grace of God. The author argues that a proper understanding of Romans 7 requires that one situate it firmly in the context of the life of freedom from sin in Chapter 6, as well as a life of freedom by the Holy Spirit in Chapter 8.

In terms of its contemporary relevance, Paul's view of holiness in Romans 6-8 is grounded in relationship with God, involving separation, commitment, and ethical purity. It is a call to the Roman Christians, and by implication, believers in our present day, to live an alternative lifestyle, to be a model of God's holiness, in order to make him known to the wider society. This conclusion is tested in the Pauline corpus by examining various passages. A picture of Paul's view of holiness that is consonant with the message of Romans 6-8 emerges from this study. For Paul, holiness must not be reduced to theological propositions but is to be understood as a quality to be demonstrated in the lives of those who are called by the name of the Lord.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Dr. Adewuya provides a straightforward theological investigation of Romans 6-8, arguing that Paul expects Christians to respond to God's grace by pursuing the holiness of heart and life that the Spirit makes available. In adding to the conversation about these important chapters, he drives another nail into the coffin of that 'cheap grace' that cost Christ his all but requires nothing of the believer, calling instead for our complete ethical transformation."

David A. deSilva, Professor of New Testament and Greek, Ashland Theological Seminary


"This book invites contemporary readers to reassess Paul's ancient interest in sanctification. Exploring Romans 6-8, the book demonstrates that holiness was a substantial pillar upon which Paul constructed his theology. Rather than presenting a Paul infatuated with abstract doctrines, Dr. Adewuya presents a Paul deeply concerned with the concrete demands of discipleship."

Brad R. Braxton, Associate Professor of Homiletics and New Testament, Vanderbilt University

Contributors-

J. Ayodeji Adewuya

Bio(s)-

J. Ayodeji Adewuya (PhD, University of Manchester), pastor and former missionary in the Philippines, is Associate Professor of New Testament at the Church of God Theological Seminary, Cleveland, Tennessee. He is also the author of 'Holiness and Community in 2 Cor. 6:14-7:1: Paul's View of Communal Holiness in the Corinthian Correspondence' (New York: Peter Lang, 2001).

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