Edited by Michael F. Bird and Preston M. Sprinkle
The Faith of Jesus Christ represents an attempt to grapple with one of the most perplexing problems in Pauline studies, namely that of the phrase pistis christou. Issues of considerable theological import hinge on how we interpret it (does it mean ‘faith in Christ’ or ‘the faithfulness of Christ’?). The topic is now well rehearsed in contemporary scholarship and this volume sheds new light on the question by presenting rigorous exegetical studies from both sides of the debate. It also brings creative new proposals to bear on the problem, and orients the discussion in the wider spectrum of historical, biblical and systematic theology.
The Faith of Jesus Christ represents the most penetrating and comprehensive attempt to date to grapple with the significance of Jesus’ faithfulness and obedience for Christian salvation and the extent to which it is represented in key biblical texts.
Contributors include Francis Watson, Douglas Campbell, Stanley Porter, David DeSilva, Paul Foster, Richard Bell, Joel Willitts, Mark Seifrid, Barry Matlock, Michael Bird, Andrew Pitts, Mark Elliott, Ardel Caneday, Peter Bolt, Bruce Lowe, Bill Salier, Debbie Hunn, Ben Myers, and Preston Sprinkle. Foreword by James D.G. Dunn.
Michael F. Bird is Tutor in New Testament at Highland Theological College, Scotland; Preston M. Sprinkle is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies, Cedarville University, USA Apr 09 / 978-1-84227-641-9 / £14.99 (est.) / 229 x 152mm / 208pp (est.) / World (excluding North America) / Biblical Studies/New Testament
The book is to be published by Hendrickson in the USA.
The essay that I wrote for the book came out of some of the research that I did while at Tyndale House during my sabbatical during the winter-spring of 2007.