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Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God [Paperback]

By J. R. Daniel Kirk (Author)
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If the God of Israel has acted to save his people through Christ, but Israel is not participating in that salvation, how then can this God be considered righteous? Unlocking Romans is an intriguing study of Paul's letter that is directed in large extent toward answering this question in order to illuminate the righteousness of God the book of Romans reveals. J. R. Daniel Kirk explains that this God is best understood not in abstractions, but in the particularity of Israel's story. This story contextualizes the identity of God and the quality of God's righteousness. The answer here, Kirk claims, comes mainly in terms of resurrection. Even if only the most obvious references in Romans are considered - and Kirk certainly delves more deeply than the obvious - the theme of resurrection still appears not only in every section of the letter, but also at climactic moments of Paul's argument. The network of connections among Jesus' resurrection, Israel's Scriptures, and redefining the people of God, serves to affirm God's fidelity to Israel. This, in turn, demonstrates Paul's gospel message to be a witness to the revelation of the righteousness of God. Unlocking Romans is a clear and inviting theological study of what many consider the Bible's most theological book.

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This text explores references to the resurrection in Paul's letter. It considers the question, 'If the God of Israel has acted to save his people through Christ, but Israel is not participating in that salvation, how then can this God be considered righteous?'.

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Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God by J. R. Daniel Kirk has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Chronicle of Higher Education - 02/13/2009 page 21

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Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   245
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8"
Weight:   0.82 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2008
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  080286290X  
ISBN13  9780802862907  

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! J. R. Daniel Kirk holds a PhD in New Testament from Duke University and has taught at North Carolina State University, St. Joseph s University, Eastern College, and Fuller Theological Seminary. His previous books include Jesus Have I Loved, but Paul? and Unlocking Romans: Resurrection and the Justification of God.

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Viewing Romans from the empty tomb  Jan 27, 2009
Unlocking Romans shifts from the standard theme of righteousness and views it through the lens of resurrection...Christ's, and humankind's. Resurrection becomes the leitmotiv of Romans. In answering the question of how far the fatherhood of Abraham may extend, "The resurrection functions as Paul's hermeneutical key for reinterpreting the identity of the people of God" (83). Although Professor Kirk travels through the epistle, this is not a commentary but a critical analysis and a fresh perspective. Romans also serves as Paul's "theodicy project" in which God is vindicated as faithful to His promises to Israel. A must-read for those wishing to understand Paul and (what many consider) his most important epistle.

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