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The theology of the Christian life in J.I. Packer's thought : theological anthropology, theological method, and the doctrine of sanctification

Author: Don J Payne
Publisher: Bletchey, U.K. Waynesboro, Ga. : Paternoster, ©2006.
Series: Studies in evangelical history and thought.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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J.I. Packer has wielded widespread influence on evangelicalism for more than three decades. This study pursues a nuanced understanding of Packer?s theology of sanctification by tracing the development of his thought, showing how he reflects a particular version of Reformed theology, and examining the unique influence of theological anthropology and theological method on this area of his theology. - Publisher.
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Named Person: J I Packer; J I Packer
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Don J Payne
ISBN: 1842273973 9781842273975
OCLC Number: 64389039
Description: xviii, 321 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: 1. Introduction --
J.I. Packer and American evangelicalism --
The writings of J.I. Packer --
Definitions --
Theological anthropology --
Theological method --
Piety --
2. J.I. Packer's evangelical context --
Evangelicalism --
Definition --
Development --
English Puritanism and the Westminster Assembly --
Eighteenth --
and nineteenth-century evangelicalism --
Twentieth-century evangelicalism --
Intellectual features --
Scholasticism --
Common sense realism and the Princeton Theology --
American evangelicalism as a context for J.I. Packer --
3. J.I. Packer's personal and theological development --
The early years --
Christian conversion and theological formation --
The Oxford Inter-Collegiate Christian Union --
Puritanism --
John Owen --
Richard Baxter --
John Charles Ryle --
David Martyn Lloyd-Jones --
Princeton Theology --
Formal education --
Contributions --
The Anglican Church --
Regent College --
4. The nature of piety --
The place of piety in Packer's thought --
Piety in Packer's theological structure --
The profile of piety --
In relation to the character of God --
In relation to the law of God and scripture --
In relation to soteriology --
Predestination and election --
Atonement --
Original and indwelling sin --
In relation to the image of God in Jesus Christ --
5. The means of piety --
Divine activity --
The Holy Spirit --
Grace --
Human responsibility --
Faith --
Repentance --
Mortification and vivication --
Endurance --
6. The experience of piety --
Progress through struggle --
Renewed motivation --
Engagement with creation --
Hope --
7. Theological anthropology --
The Imago Dei in historical perspective --
The Imago Dei in J.I. Packer's theology --
The Imago Dei as responsive righteousness --
The Imago Dei as rational, relational, and representational --
Implications of the structural and material Imago Dei --
Conscience --
The law of God and scripture --
Experiential phenomena --
Christological anthropology in J.I. Packer's theology --
Incarnation --
Kenosis --
8. Theological method --
Development --
Characteristics --
Assumptions --
The authority and inerrancy of the Bible --
The analogy of faith as rational coherence --
The covenantal framework of the Bible --
The canonical character of the Bible --
The Christological focus of the Bible --
The nature of hermeneutics --
The relationship of interpretation and application --
The role of the Holy Spirit --
The nature of theology --
9. Conclusion.
Series Title: Studies in evangelical history and thought.
Responsibility: Don J. Payne.

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J.I. Packer has wielded widespread influence on evangelicalism for more than three decades. This study pursues a nuanced understanding of Packer?s theology of sanctification by tracing the development of his thought, showing how he reflects a particular version of Reformed theology, and examining the unique influence of theological anthropology and theological method on this area of his theology. - Publisher.

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