An upper-level introduction to the doctrine of justification which triggered the Reformation and is still high up on the agenda in Ecumenical dialogue.
About the Author
Dr Alan Spence has been a teacher in Harare, an evangelist in the South African townships, a human rights advocate in Zimbabwe and Moderator of the Presbyterian Church of Southern Africa. He is now a minister in the United Reformed Church serving two congregations in London, UK.
Table of Contents1.
Justification as the doctrine of salvation of the Western Church.2.
The widespread belief in divine judgement as the context in which such a doctrine flourished historically.3.
The expectancy of final judgement in the New Testament community.4.
The doctrine of justification in Augustine and the Medieval Church5.
The doctrine of justification in Luther and the Lutherans.6.
The doctrine of justification in Calvin and the Reformed Church.7.
The doctrine of justification in the Council of Trent and the Catholic Counter-Reformation.8.
The doctrine of justification in Barth9.
The Joint Declaration on the Doctrine of Justification10. Tom Wright and the New Perspective.11. Re-reading the Pauline texts.
A doctrine of justification today