Justification Reconsidered by Stephen Westerholm
Rethinking A Pauline Theme

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Much has been written of late about what the apostle Paul really meant when he spoke of justification by faith, not the works of the law. This short study by Stephen Westerholm carefully examines proposals on the subject by Krister Stendahl, E. P. Sanders, Heikki Raisanen, N. T. Wright, James D. G. Dunn, and Douglas A. Campbell. In doing so, Westerholm notes weaknesses in traditional understandings that have provoked the more recent proposals, but he also points out areas in which the latter fail to do justice to the apostle.

Readers of this book will gain not only a better grasp of the ongoing theological debate about justification but also a more nuanced overall understanding of Paul.

About Stephen Westerholm

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Professor of biblical studies at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.
Published November 14, 2013 by Eerdmans. 96 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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The newest contribution in Justification Reconsidered beyond Westerholm’s preexisting oeuvre is brief interaction with Doug Campbell’s strange proposal regarding Pauline justification in the 2009 book The Deliverance of God: An Apocalyptic Rereading of Justification in Paul.

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