The Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, and Justification in Galatians

Their Relationship and Significance for Understanding Paul's Theology

By Chee-Chiew Lee

Foreword by Douglas Moo

The Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, and Justification in Galatians

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  • ISBN: 9781610973724
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 8/12/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
Web Price: $22.40

The Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, and Justification in Galatians

Their Relationship and Significance for Understanding Paul's Theology

By Chee-Chiew Lee

Foreword by Douglas Moo

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781610973724
  • Pages: 256
  • Publication Date: 8/12/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40

About-

What has the Spirit to do with the blessing of Abraham and justification? This book challenges the common assumption that the Abrahamic blessing and the Spirit are equated in Gal 3:14 and points out how an accurate understanding of the relationship between these two motifs contributes significantly to appreciating Paul's overall argument in Galatians and his theology of justification. Even though Paul does not cite Old Testament passages on the promise of the Spirit in Gal 3:1-14, his arguments are nonetheless deeply influenced by the whole prophetic tradition about the Spirit. Most current discussions on the present and future aspects of justification have yet to consider the Spirit's role in the latter. Given the renewed interest in Pauline justification, this book contributes to this important aspect of the Spirit's role in future justification, which needs to be developed further in Pauline and New Testament theology.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"I welcome a book, such as the one I here commend, for its argument for continuity across the testaments. But it is not only its conclusion that I welcome. Facile claims for harmony between the testaments are all too common; too many sweep awkward exegetical details under the rug in order to keep conclusions neat and tidy. Not the least of the virtues of Chee-Chiew Lee's book is her determination to tackle the specifics of the text at the same time as she seeks to move from those specifics to wider biblical, theological conclusions."
--From the foreword by Douglas Moo

Contributors-

Chee-Chiew Lee
Douglas Moo

Bio(s)-

Chee-Chiew Lee is Assistant Professor of New Testament at Singapore Bible College in Singapore. Her PhD in biblical theology is from Wheaton College.

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