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Michael Bird – The Saving Righteousness of God, part 4

Bird finishes the sixth chapter of his work by systematically following Paul’s argument in Romans. Romans, as Stendahl has famously attested in his short commentary, is Paul’s account and defense of his mission to the Gentiles. According to Stendahl, justification … Continue reading

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Michael Bird – The Saving Righteousness of God, part 3

I am constantly made aware of my own prejudice of reading Paul and the New Testament via the grid of soteriological inquiry where I often assumed that the question underpinning every Pauline text was “what must I do to be … Continue reading

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Michael Bird – The Saving Righteousness of God, part 2

The third chapter of The Saving Righteousness of God concerns the role of the resurrection of Christ in justification – God’s declaration that we are righteous. This is a pivotal chapter; Bird’s later theses depend on it. It is also … Continue reading

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Michael Bird – The Saving Righteousness of God, part 1

For the most part then Paul’s quest to unify Jewish and Gentile Christians in the body of Christ and the connection of justification to ecclesiology was largely neglected in post-Reformation scholarship which allowed dogmatic theology to set the agenda for … Continue reading

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