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Apprehending Apokatastasis: What the Bible Says … and Doesn’t

But that’s not what the Bible says!—a not uncommon cry uttered by many who first encoun­ter the greater hope. If we Christians know anything, we know that the Bible teaches ever­lasting damnation, and we have the verses to prove it. … Continue reading

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Debating the Rights and Wrongs of N. T. Wright

This is a fascinating panel discussion on Pauline theology, focused on the scholarship and interpretive work of the great N. T. Wright.  As the discussion makes evident, Wright’s grasp of the Old and New Testaments and the extant writings of Second … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Justification as Apocalyptic Liberation

But now apart from the law the righteousness of God (although it is attested by the law and the prophets) has been disclosed—namely, the righteousness of God through the faithfulness of Jesus Christ for all who believe. For there is … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: What Did the Teacher Teach?

J. Louis Martyn suggests that one of St Paul’s purposes in writing his Epistle to the Romans was to clarify some of the arguments that he presented in his Epistle to the Galatians and to correct misconstruals of his earlier … Continue reading

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Ruminating Romans: Was Paul a Diatribalist?

In his important, and massive, book The Deliverance of God, Douglas A. Campbell advances a controversial hypothesis about the Epistle to the Romans that has Pauline scholars all astir. As far as I can tell, few have embraced the hypothesis, … Continue reading

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“The Atonement in Paul” by Douglas Campbell

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Becoming a New Creation with the Apostle Paul

Shortly after I graduated from seminary, I “tried on,” if you will, the penal substitutionary view of atonement, as articulated in the writings of J. I. Packer. Some of you may have read his classic book Knowing God. I read … Continue reading

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