The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance

The Race Set Before Us: A Biblical Theology of Perseverance & Assurance


By (author) Dr Thomas R Schreiner, By (author) Ardel B Caneday

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  • Publisher: Inter-Varsity Press,US
  • Format: Paperback | 350 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 25mm | 476g
  • Publication date: 11 April 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Illinois
  • ISBN 10: 0830815554
  • ISBN 13: 9780830815555
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 419,419

Product description

Discipline. Endurance. Perseverance. The New Testament often describes the Christian life as a marathon, a race set before us. But what exactly is the prize? Do all those completing the race share in it? And can the prize be lost? Tackling these and other vexing questions, Thomas Schreiner and Ardel Caneday offer in this book a serious, exegetical wrestling with the biblical understanding of the nature of saving faith and its implications for the people of God. Here is a foundational study that considers all of the relevant New Testament texts and that weighs the meaning of those texts for both Christian living and pastoral ministry.

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"This timely book on a perennial theological problem balances exegetical rigor with an irenic tone. The result is an attractive argument for reading all of the debated passages sympathetically, and for understanding their relationship in light of the eschatological tension that pervades the New Testament."--Frank S. Thielman, Beeson Divinity School