A Brief Book Summary from Books At a Glance
by Benjamin J. Montoya
About the Author
Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament and New Testament department coordinator at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania. He is the author of numerous books and serves as the book review editor for Westminster Theological Journal.
We often speak of the death of Christ as vicarious for his people, but what are we to make of Christ’s obedient life? What role does it serve? How shall we understand the obedient life of Christ from the Gospels? The Gospel writers certainly spend a lot of time developing the theme of the obedient life of Christ, so it bears our careful consideration. Have a look at this book to learn more.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 A Tale of Two Adams in the History of Interpretation
Chapter 2 The Last Adam and the Son of Man in the Gospels
Chapter 3 The Last Adam as the Obedient Son of God
Chapter 4 The Last Adam and the Fulfillment of Scripture
Chapter 5 The Glory of the Last Adam in the Gospel of John
Chapter 6 The Last Adam and the Kingdom of Righteousness
Chapter 7 The Death and Resurrection of the Last Adam
Chapter 8 The Last Adam and Salvation: Theological Synthesis and Conclusions
Chapter 1: A Tale of Two Adams in the History of Interpretation
The obedient life of Christ is certainly a matter of focus in the Gospels, but how shall we understand it? There is not just one answer to that question within the history of interpretation. The approach taken in this book will seek to argue that the obedient life of Christ is vicarious and has a saving nature to it.
What will distinguish this book on this topic from others is that the author seeks to focus on exegesis of this text as well as taking a look at the entire canon of Scripture from a biblical-theological approach. Although extra-biblical texts will not be ignored, they will not be the focus of this study. This book will also consider systematic and historical theology, gleaning some from both approaches. . . .[To continue reading this summary, please see below....]
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