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Author DeSilva, David Arthur.
Title Transformation : the heart of Paul's gospel / by David A. deSilva.
Imprint Bellingham, WA : Lexham Press, 2014.

Author DeSilva, David Arthur.
Series Snapshots
Subject Paul, the Apostle, Saint -- Teachings.
Bible. Epistles of Paul -- Theology.
Grace (Theology)
Christian life -- Biblical teaching.
Description 1 online resource (144).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Note Print version record.
Contents Intro -- Title Page -- Copyright -- Table of Contents -- Abbreviations -- Introduction: Hearing the Whole of Paul's Good News -- Chapter 1: Foundations for a Broader Understanding of Paul's Gospel of Transformation -- Transformation in Paul's Proclamation of Good News -- The Necessity of Transformation: "There Is No Favoritism with God" (Rom 2:11) -- The Necessity of Transformation: Paul Places Conditions on Salvation beyond Mere Belief -- What Does "Justification" Involve for Paul? -- Once Saved, Always Saved-But When "Saved"? Salvation as a "Work in Process" -- A Great Gift Is a Great Responsibility -- Chapter 2: The Gospel Means the Transformation of the Individual: You Are Free to Become a New Person in Christ -- You Were Freed for a Fresh Start with God -- You Were Freed from Being Who You Were to Become Holy and Just in God's Sight -- You Were Freed to Live a Life of Doing Good -- Transformation Means a Putting off and a Putting On -- God Makes This Transformation Possible through the Gift of the Holy Spirit -- You Are Free from the Fear of Death -- Chapter 3: The Gospel Means the Transformation of Community: You Are Free to Relate to One Another in New Ways -- The Transformation of Strangers into Family, Many Bodies into One Body -- Paul's Guidance for Living as a Transformed and Transforming Community -- Restorative Intervention -- Prioritizing Reconciliation -- Sharing like Family -- Investing in and Encouraging One Another -- Moving from Self-Centered Rights to Other-Centered Restraint -- Breaking through Ethnic Barriers, Classes, Castes, and Gender Lines -- No Room for Partisanship -- Christian Families within the Christian Family -- Conclusion -- Chapter 4: The Gospel Means the Transformation of the Cosmos: You Are Free from the World's Rules to Witness to God's Rule -- The "World" as Problem.
The Transformation of Our Relationship to the Kosmos -- The Transformation of Creation Itself -- Subject and Author Index -- Scripture Index -- Old Testament -- New Testament -- Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha -- Other Ancient Texts.
Summary Annotation The gospel is often presented as little more than a "get out of hell free" pass. But is that all there is to it? What made it so compelling that the Apostle Paul would give up everything, enduring hardships and deprivation to preach good news? David deSilva argues that some Christians have unintentionally reduced the gospel to a message Paul would hardly recognize. The "gift of righteousness" is far richer than many of us have dared to imagine!In Transformation: The Heart of Paul's Gospel, deSilva examines the gospel message as presented in Paul's letters. He demonstrates that Paul had nothing less than in mind than the means to transform and renew all of creation--including ourselves. Prepare to let Paul's message of change and renewal transform your own thinking.
ISBN 1577995600 (electronic bk.)
9781577995609 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9781577995852
OCLC # 1030782393

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