Participating in Christ

Participating in Christ : Explorations in Paul's Theology and Spirituality

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World-renowned scholar Michael Gorman examines the important Pauline theme of participation in Christ and explores its contemporary significance for Christian life and ministry. One of the themes Gorman explores is what he calls "resurrectional cruciformity"--that participating in Christ is simultaneously dying and rising with him and that cross-shaped living, infused with the life of the resurrected Lord, is life giving. Throughout the book, Gorman demonstrates the centrality of participating in Christ for Paul's theology and spirituality.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 152 x 229mm
  • Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
  • Ada, MI, United States
  • English
  • 1540960366
  • 9781540960368

Table of contents


Part I: Paul and Participation
1. Participating in Christ: An Overview
2. The Cross: Revelation of Christ and God, of Humanity and the Church
3. Cruciform or Resurrectiform? Paul's Paradoxical Practice of Resurrectional Cruciformity
4. A New Translation of Philippians 2:5 and its Significance for Paul's Theology and Spirituality
5. The Apocalyptic New Covenant and the Shape of Life in the Spirit according to Galatians
6. Reading Galatians 2:15-21 Theologically: Beyond Old and New, West and East
7. New Creation! Justification and Participation from Galatians to Second Corinthians
8. Righteousness, Resurrection, Reconciliation: From Second Corinthians to Romans
9. Theosis in Second Corinthians
Part II: Paul and Participation Today
10. Being "In Christ" Today: Paul's Letter to the Contemporary Church in North America
11. Paul on Practicing and Preaching the Resurrection Today Indexes
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About Michael J. Gorman

Michael J. Gorman (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is the Raymond E. Brown Chair in Biblical Studies and Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of numerous books, including Elements of Biblical Exegesis and Scripture and Its Interpretation.
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