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Union with Christ and Its Bearing on New Character

Gifford A. Grobien

in Christian Character Formation: Lutheran Studies of the Law, Anthropology, Worship, and Virtue

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198746195
eISBN:
9780191808784
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746195.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

Research in the area of union with Christ by the Finnish Luther School in recent decades provides a way of understanding the new character given in justification. The Finnish school has criticized ... More


Justification and the Workings of the Gift of Grace

Silvianne Aspray

in Metaphysics in the Reformation: The Case of Peter Martyr Vermigli

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780197266939
eISBN:
9780191953842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197266939.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter contends that the metaphysical complexity sustaining Vermigli’s work can be seen in his theology of justification, specifically in the way he envisages the gift of grace. If grace is ... More


A Comprehensive View of Luther’s Doctrine of Grace

Miikka Ruokanen

in Trinitarian Grace in Martin Luther's The Bondage of the Will

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192895837
eISBN:
9780191916366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895837.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter offers a comprehensive presentation of the three dimensions of Luther’s Trinitarian doctrine of grace. (1) The conversion of the sinner and the birth of faith in Christ, justification ... More


‘This Sweet Doctrine’—Justification by Faith

Richard Snoddy

in The Soteriology of James Ussher: The Act and Object of Saving Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199338573
eISBN:
9780199369430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338573.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter introduces Ussher’s thought on justification, focusing on its nature, its formal cause in the imputation of Christ’s righteousness, the spiritual union with Christ through which that ... More


Participation and Union with Christ in New Testament Scholarship

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter surveys modern research on participatory accounts of salvation in the New Testament, particularly those developed in Pauline scholarship, with a view to establishing key considerations ... More


Other Participatory Elements in the Pauline Corpus

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the elements of Paul’s doctrine of union with Christ not considered in previous chapters, with particular reference to Galatians, 2 Corinthians, and Romans. The study engages ... More


Crucified with Christ: The Ego and the Omega

Thomas H. McCall

in Analytic Christology and the Theological Interpretation of the New Testament

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
April 2021
ISBN:
9780198857495
eISBN:
9780191890260
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198857495.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Chapter 1 examines the Apostle Paul’s claims to be “crucified with Christ” (Gal. 2:19-20). Engaging with recent apocalyptic interpretations of the text, it offers theological analysis of the current ... More


The Temple and the Body of the Messiah

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter focuses on the paired images of the church as temple and body of Christ. That these images can be traced back to the earlier stages of Christian theology will be highlighted throughout ... More


Union with Christ in the New Testament

Grant Macaskill

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This book is a study of the union between God and those he has redeemed, as it is represented in the New Testament. In conversation with historical and systematic theology, it is argued that the ... More


The Sacraments: Baptism and the Lord's Supper

Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott

in The Theology of Jonathan Edwards

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199791606
eISBN:
9780199932290
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791606.003.0030
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Edwards's conception of the sacraments illustrates Calvin's famous doctrine of accommodation—that God accommodates himself to our lowly human capacities by communicating spiritual realities in ... More


‘An Imperfect Kinde of Perfection’—The Sanctified Life and Its Reward

Richard Snoddy

in The Soteriology of James Ussher: The Act and Object of Saving Faith

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199338573
eISBN:
9780199369430
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199338573.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Theology

This chapter explains how Ussher conceived of sanctification as flowing inevitably out of union with Christ as one of the benefits of that union. It examines Ussher’s distinction between habitual ... More


Other Images of the Temple in the New Testament

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines a range of temple images in the New Testament that do not portray the church as the temple or body but that instead emphasize that God shares himself with his people in the ... More


Grammars and Narratives of Participation in the Rest of the New Testament

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0012
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter examines further cumulative evidence for a theology of union with Christ in the New Testament. First the participatory representation of Jesus’s death using covenant and flood imagery in ... More


Introduction: Contextualizing Beza’s Ethical Thought

Kirk M. Summers

in Morality After Calvin: Theodore Beza's Christian Censor and Reformed Ethics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780190280079
eISBN:
9780190280093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190280079.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The introduction sets the stage for a detailed study of Reformed ethical thought at Geneva in the period following the death of Calvin, and signals that Beza’s volume of moralizing poetry known as ... More


Further Participatory Elements in the Johannine Literature

Grant Macaskill

in Union with Christ in the New Testament

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199684298
eISBN:
9780191764943
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Theology

This chapter considers the elements of John’s theology of union with Christ not considered in previous chapters. Particular attention is paid to the Prologue (John 1:1–18), the ‘I am’ sayings, and ... More


Sketching the Christian Self in the New Testament Writings

Grant Macaskill

in The New Testament and Intellectual Humility

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799856
eISBN:
9780191865039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799856.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter considers the representation of personhood and agency in the New Testament, as matters that frame Christian conceptions of personal virtue, in general, and intellectual humility, ... More


Scottish Kenotic Theology

Bruce L. McCormack

in The History of Scottish Theology, Volume III: The Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780198759355
eISBN:
9780191819902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198759355.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity, Theology

This chapter treats Scottish kenoticism as an empirically driven appropriation of mid-nineteenth-century German Lutheran kenoticists. In his seminal work, The Humiliation of Christ (1876), A. B. ... More


Christian Character Formation: Lutheran Studies of the Law, Anthropology, Worship, and Virtue

Gifford A. Grobien

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2019
ISBN:
9780198746195
eISBN:
9780191808784
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198746195.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This work investigates worship and formation in view of Christian anthropology, particularly union with Christ. Traditions which value justification by faith wrestle to some degree with how to ... More


The New Testament and Intellectual Humility

Grant Macaskill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198799856
eISBN:
9780191865039
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198799856.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This book examines how the New Testament scriptures might form and foster intellectual humility within Christian communities. It is informed by recent interdisciplinary interest in intellectual ... More


Trinitarian Grace in Martin Luther's The Bondage of the Will

Miikka Ruokanen

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780192895837
eISBN:
9780191916366
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192895837.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Professor Miikka Ruokanen reveals the powerfully Trinitarian and participatory nature of Martin Luther’s conception of divine grace in his magnum opus The Bondage of the Will, largely ignored in the ... More


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