Item description for Christian Liberty: A New Testament Perspective by James D. G. Dunn...
Taking the New Testament as the charter of Christian liberty, distinguished biblical scholar James D. G. Dunn approaches the complex subject of freedom from the perspective of Scripture in order to demonstrate what is distinctively Christian liberty. / After opening with an overview of the historical development of the concept of liberty, Dunn goes on to examine three scriptural "test cases" that help to elucidate the (often tense) relationship (1) between freedom and authority, as revealed in the responses of Jesus to the dominant conventions of his day, (2) between liberty and the self, derived from Paul*#39;s teaching about sin, death, and the law, and (3) between liberty and society, illustrated by a masterly exposition of Romans 14--15. / In a day when the forces of fundamentalism are gathering strength once again on all sides, the theme of liberty, not least Christian liberty, is one that demands attention. This study shows that the "freedom of Jesus" is something no Christian need fear, that liberty is not a threat to faith but one of its prime expressions.
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Studio: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.48" Width: 5.8" Height: 0.29" Weight: 0.37 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2005
Publisher Wipf & Stock Publishers
ISBN 1597520608 ISBN13 9781597520607
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More About James D. G. Dunn
James D. G. Dunn is Lightfoot Professor Emeritus of Divinity at Durham University and one of the foremost New Testament scholars in the world today.
James D. G. Dunn currently resides in Durham. James D. G. Dunn was born in 1939 and has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Durham.
James D. G. Dunn has published or released items in the following series...
Christ and the Spirit
Christianity in the Making
Inquiry Into the Origins of the Doctrine of the Incarnation
Reviews - What do customers think about Christian Liberty: A New Testament Perspective?
Nothing exciting Apr 10, 2000
Like James Dunn sytle, with careful exegsis on selected passages from epistles of Paul. However, discussing that kind of living issue, more real life observations and applications will surely enrich the content and make this book more enjoyable and useful.