Sons in the Son: The Riches and Reach of Adoption in ChristISBN: 9781629950723
Rarely addressed throughout church history, the doctrine of adoption has seen fresh attention in recent years. Although valuable, contemporary studies have focused primarily on etymological, cultural, and pastoral considerations, giving little to no attention to vital systematic theological concerns.
In this groundbreaking work, Professor David Garner examines the function of adoption in Pauline thought: its relationship to the doctrines of Christ, the Holy Spirit, eschatology, and union with Christ, as well as its primary place among the other benefits of salvation.
Adoption frames Pauline soteriology, Garner argues, and defines the Trinitarian, familial context of redemption in Christ, the Son of God. Properly understood, adoption's paradigm-shifting implications extend deep and far. able of
Contents: Foreword by Sinclair B. Ferguson
Part 1: Adoption: Hermeneutics, History, and Etymology
1. Adoption: Scope and Point of Entry 2. Adoption in Historical Theology 3. What Informs Huiothesia
Part 2: Adoption: An Exegetical and Theological Survey of the Key Texts
4. Adoption Purposed: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit 5. Adoption Accomplished: The Incarnate Son of God 6. Adoption Applied: The Spirit and the Sons of God
Part 3: Adoption in Biblical and Systematic Theology
7. Jesus Christ, the Son of God Adopted 8. The Ordo Salutis: Fact of Fiction? 9. The Sons in the Son: Adoption and Union with Christ 10. The Sons in the Son: Adoption, Systematic Theology, and the Ordo Salutis
David B. Garner (Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary; Ph.D., Westminster Theological Seminary) is Associate Professor of Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary.
"Reading Sons in the Son is like putting on a new set of glasses that enable the reader to see the glistening beauty of God's grace of adoption throughout the entirety of his salvation plan." - Nancy Guthrie, Author, Seeing Jesus in the Old Testament series
"All future work on this subject that is so precious to the minds and hearts of Christians should reckon with this masterful treatment." - Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids
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