Faith of Jesus Christ, The: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies

Faith of Jesus Christ, The: Exegetical, Biblical, and Theological Studies

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ISBN-13: 9780801045646
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/01/2010
Pages: 374
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Michael F. Bird (PhD, University of Queensland) is lecturer in theology at Ridley Melbourne Mission and Ministry College in Australia. He has published several articles on the linguistic background to the gospels and the Gospel of Mark and is the author of Jesus and the Origins of the Gentile Mission.

Preston M. Sprinkle (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is associate professor of biblical studies at Eternity Bible College in Simi Valley, California. He is the author of The Gospel of Luke: Brill New Testament Exegetical Commentary.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Preface Michael F. Bird Preston M. Sprinkle xiii

Foreword James D.G. Dunn xv

1 Introduction: Problems and Prospects for a New Testament Debate Michael F. Bird 1

I Background of the Debate

2 Debating the Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Twentieth-Century Scholarship Debbie Hunn 15

3 Πíστισ with a Preposition and Genitive Modifier: Lexical, Semantic, and Syntactic Considerations in the Πíστισ Χριστ&omikron;υ Discussion Stanley E. Porter Andrew W. Pitts 33

II Pauline Texts in Contention

4 The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ in Romans 3:22 Douglas A. Campbell 57

5 Saving Faith: The Rhetoric and Semantics of ?í???? in Paul R. Barry Matlock 73

6 Πíστισ Χριστ&omikron;υ Terminology in Philippians and Ephesians Paul Foster 91

7 Faith in Christ: Some Exegetical and Theological Reflections on Philippians 3:9 and Ephesians 3:12 Richard H. Bell 111

III Pauline Exegesis, Hermeneutics, and Theology: Mediating Proposals and Fresh Approaches

8 The Faith of Christ Mark A. Seifrid 129

9 By Faith (of Christ): An Exegetical Dilemma and its Scriptural Solution Francis Watson 147

10 Πíστισ Χριστ&omikron;υ as an Eschatological Event Preston M. Sprinkle 165

11 The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ as a Theme in Paul's Theology in Galatians Ardel B. Caneday 185

IV The Witness of the Wider New Testament

12 The Faith of Jesus Christ in the Synoptic Gospels and Acts Peter G. Bolt 209

13 The Obedient Son: The"Faithfulness" of Christ in the Fourth Gospel Willis H. Salier 223

14 James 2:1 in the Πíστισ Χριστ&omikron;υ Debate: Irrelevant or Indispensable? Bruce A. Lowe 239

15 On the Sidelines of the Πíστισ Χριστ&omikron;υ Debate: The View from Revelation David A. deSilva 259

V Historical and Theological Reflections

16 Πíστισ Χριστ&omikron;υ in the Church Fathers and Beyond Mark W. Elliott 277

17 From Faithfulness to Faith in the Theology of Karl Barth Benjamin Myers 291

Bibliography 309

Index of References to the Bible or Related Ancient Writings 331

Index of Modern Authors (since 1500) 345

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