40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law

40 Questions about Christians and Biblical Law

Paperback 40 Questions Series

By (author) Dr Thomas R Schreiner, Edited by Benjamin L Merkle

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  • Publisher: Kregel Publications,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 8 October 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Grand Rapids
  • ISBN 10: 0825438918
  • ISBN 13: 9780825438912
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations, figures
  • Sales rank: 103,769

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""This book is an instant classic that deserves a wide readership." --from the forward by A. Andrew Das, distinguished chair, Professor of Religious Studies, Elmhurst College." This volume by Dr. Thomas R. Schreiner on the interplay between Christianity and biblical law is an excellent addition to the 40 Questions & Answers series. Schreiner not only coherently answers the tough questions that flow from a discussion about the Old Testament Levitical Law, but also writes clearly and engagingly for the student. The pastor, student, and layperson can easily understand Schreiner's biblical theology of the Law. The reader will enjoy the clarity and encouragement of "40 Questions About Christians and Biblical Law." The simple Q&A format allows readers to skip to questions of interest. Questions include: What does the word "law" mean in the Scriptures] Was the Mosaic covenant legalistic] Does the OT teach that salvation is by works] What does the expression "works of law" mean in Paul] Is perfect obedience to the law mandatory for salvation] Does Paul teach that the OT law is now abolished] What does Paul mean by "righteousness of God"] Does the Pauline teaching on justification contradict Jesus' message] Do James and Paul contradict one another on justification by works] How should we understand the role of the law in Luke-Acts] What is theonomy, or Christian reconstructionism, and how should it be evaluated] What role does the law have in preaching]

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"This book is an instant classic that deserves a wide readership." from the foreword by A. Andrew Das Professor, Religious Studies, Elmhurst College "Tom Schreiner condenses a career of scholarship into bite-sized chunks with clarity and care. Both the big picture and the detail come into sharp focus, making this an enormously valuable volume." Simon Gatherole Lecturer in New Testament Studies, Cambridge University "Thomas Schreiner's balance of scholarship and pastoral heart shines through brightly in this superb book on Christians and biblical law. . . . In concise explanations of the most difficult passages and issues, Tom provides perhaps the most helpful guide available." Michael J. Wilkins Distinguished Professor of New Testament Language and Literature, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University Some of the 40 questions about biblical law and Christianity addressed by Dr. Schreiner are: - What Does the Word Law Mean in the Scriptures] - Does the Old Testament Teach That Salvation Is by Works] - Does Paul Teach That the Old Testament Law Is Now Abolished] - Is the Sabbath Still Required for Christians] - Should Christians Tithe] Thomas R. Schreiner (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of many books, including The Law and Its Fulfillment: A Pauline Theology of Law."" Benjamin L. Merkle (PhD, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of New Testament and Greek at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author of numerous journal articles and the book 40 Questions About Elders and Deacons.