Inhabiting the Cruciform God : Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology

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  • Copyright: 2009-03-15
  • Publisher: Eerdmans Pub Co

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In this groundbreaking study of Pauls soteriology, Michael Gorman builds on his influential Cruciformity: Pauls Narrative Spirituality of the Cross to argue that cruciformity is, at its heart, theoformity what the Christian tradition has called theosis or participation in the life of God. / A richly synthetic reading of Paul. . . . Gorman deftly integrates the results of recent debates about Pauline theology into a powerful constructive account that overcomes unfruitful dichotomies and transcends recent controversies between the New Perspective on Paul and its traditionalist critics. Gormans important book points the way forward for understanding the nonviolent, world-transforming character of Pauls gospel. / Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School

Author Biography

Michael J. Gorman is professor of Sacred Scripture and dean of the Ecumenical Institute of Theology at St. Mary's Seminary and University, Baltimore, Maryland. His previous books include Apostle of the Crucified Lord: A Theological Introduction to Paul and His Letters and Cruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross.

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. x
Introductionp. 1
Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Paul and the Question of Theosis
"Although/Because He Was in the Form of God"p. 9
The Theological Significance of Paul's Master Story (Phil 2:6-11)
"Justified by Faith/Crucified with Christ"p. 40
Justification by Co-Crucifixion: The Logic of Paul's Soteriology
"You Shall Be Cruciform, for I Am Cruciform"p. 105
Paul's Trinitarian Reconstruction of Holiness as Theosis
"While We Were Enemies"p. 129
Paul, the Resurrection, and the End of Violence
Conclusionp. 161
Inhabiting the Cruciform God: Theosis as Paul's Narrative Soteriology
Works Citedp. 174
Index of Namesp. 186
Index of Scripture Referencesp. 189
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