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Justification : a guide for the perplexed

Author: Alan J Spence
Publisher: London : T & T Clark International, 2012.
Series: Guides for the perplexed.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The core of the book is an historical survey of the doctrine of justification as it has developed within the Western church somewhat simplified version of McGraths Justitia Dei, but with a more outspoken assessment of the various moves that are taken at various stages in the discussion. Attention will is paid to the context or prevailing world view in which such a doctrine is deemed significant. Although the focus  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Spence, Alan J.
Justification : A Guide for the Perplexed.
London : Continuum International Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alan J Spence
ISBN: 9780567351678 056735167X 1280123672 9781280123672
OCLC Number: 785782997
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 173 pages).
Contents: 1. Justification as the doctrine of salvation of the Western Church.; 2. The widespread belief in divine judgement as the context in which such a doctrine flourished historically.; 3. The expectancy of final judgement in the New Testament community.; 4. The doctrine of justification in Augustine and the Medieval Church; 5. The doctrine of justification in Luther and the Lutherans.; 6. The doctrine of justification in Calvin and the Reformed Church.; 7. The doctrine of justification in the Council of Trent and the Catholic Counter-Reformation.; 8. The doctrine of justification in Barth; 9. The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification; 10. Tom Wright and the New Perspective.; 11. Re-reading the Pauline texts. Conclusion. A doctrine of justification today.
Series Title: Guides for the perplexed.
Responsibility: Alan J. Spence.

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Provides an introduction to the doctrine of justification which triggered the Reformation and is still high up on the agenda in Ecumenical dialogue. This title presents an historical survey of the  Read more...

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