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The Theology of the Christian Life in J.I. Packer's Thought: Theological Anthropology, Theological Method, and the Doctrine of Sanctification
     

The Theology of the Christian Life in J.I. Packer's Thought: Theological Anthropology, Theological Method, and the Doctrine of Sanctification

by Don J. Payne, Thomas A. Noble (Foreword by)
 

This study offers a critical analysis of J.I. Packer's theology of the Christian life. Packer has achieved international acclaim and wielded widespread influence within evangelicalism for more than three decades, particularly through his writings on the doctrine of sanctification. His approach to sanctification is examined in light of the theological anthropology

Overview

This study offers a critical analysis of J.I. Packer's theology of the Christian life. Packer has achieved international acclaim and wielded widespread influence within evangelicalism for more than three decades, particularly through his writings on the doctrine of sanctification. His approach to sanctification is examined in light of the theological anthropology and theological method that constitute its unique structure and assumptions.

J.I. Packer has been one of the most recognized evangelical theologians of the late twentieth century. Among his theological passions is anchoring the Christian life in the legacy of Reformed theology,

Particularly that expressed by seventeenth-century English Puritanism. Yet, his treatment of the doctrine of sanctification is shaped by two

Other influences: theological anthropology and theological method. This hermeneutical exploration of Packer's treatment of sanctification offers fresh insight into his thought and demonstrates the often

Unnoticed impact of theological anthropology and theological method within evangelical theology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597526920
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
05/28/2006
Series:
Studies in Evangelical History and Thought Series
Pages:
350
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Don J. Payne is Associate Dean and Assistant Professor of Theology and Ministry at Denver Seminary, Denver, Colorado. After earning the MDiv from Denver Seminary, he served for eight years as a minister in the Evangelical Free Church of America. He holds the PhD from the University of Manchester (Nazarene Theological College).

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