Judgment According to Works in Romans: The Meaning and Function of Divine Judgment in Paul's Most Important Letter

Judgment According to Works in Romans: The Meaning and Function of Divine Judgment in Paul's Most Important Letter

by Kevin W. McFadden

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Judgment According to Works in Romans: The Meaning and Function of Divine Judgment in Paul's Most Important Letter by Kevin W. McFadden

Kevin W. McFadden shows that Paul wrote the letter to remind Roman Christians of his gospel because of his vocation as apostle to the Gentiles. The letter simultaneously demonstrates the guilt of the world and calls Paul's audience to live out the implications of the gospel. The theme of judgment thus appears in two distinct ways. Paul opposes justification by works of law, but simultaneously affirms—as did most of the early Christian movement, McFadden argues—a final judgment according to works. These are not contradictory observations but belong together in a cohesive understanding of Paul's theology and of his purpose in the letter.

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ISBN-13: 9781451465679
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.08(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Foreword xiii

Preface xv

1 Introduction 1

2 "The Wrath of God Is Revealed from Heaven" (Rom. 1:18-32) 21

3 "God Will Repay Each Person according to Their Works" (Rom. 2:1-29) 43

4 "Is the God Who Inflicts Wrath Unrighteous?" (Rom. 3:1-8) 63

5 "No Human Being Will Be Justified before God" (Rom. 3:9-20) 83

6 "Each of Us Will Give an Account of Ourselves to God" (Rom. 14:1-23) 103

7 Judgment and Justification in Romans 121

8 Making Sense of Romans 2 139

9 Conclusion 155

Bibliography 165

Index of Names 185

Index of Biblical and Ancient Literature References 189

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