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Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience and Faithfulness in the Christian Life (Bradley G Green) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2014) 9780830826346
Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience and Faithfulness in the Christian Life (Bradley G Green) Paperback Book, (InterVarsity Press, 2014) 9780830826346
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Title: Covenant and Commandment: Works, Obedience and Faithfulness in the Christian Life

Author: Green, Bradley G

Publisher: InterVarsity Press; Publication Date: 2014

Paperback; ISBN: 9780830826346

Volumes: 1; Pages: 208

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From a close study of key Old and New Testament texts and interaction with historical and contemporary theologians, Bradley Green shows how different aspects of the Christian life are each God-elicited, real and necessary. Reaffirming the best Reformed voices, Green provides a biblical theology of the nature, role and place of works, obedience and faithfulness in the new covenant.Table of ContentsSeries preface 11 Author's preface 13 Abbreviations 15 Introduction 17 1. The New Testament and the reality and necessity of works, obedience and faithfulness 23 Loving or knowing God is linked with obedience 24 The 'conditional' nature of our future salvation 25 Christians must 'overcome' if they are ultimately to be saved 27 The necessity of a great righteousness 29 The requirement of the law being met 'in us' 30 God will efficaciously work 'in' us, moving us to obey him 31 The necessity of putting to death the old man, by the power of the Spirit 32 'Faith' and 'obedience/works' used as virtual synonyms 32 We are truly judged, or justified, by our works 33 The 'obedience of faith' 34 We were created and redeemed for good works 34 Faith working through love 35 The law affirmed; the law of Christ 35 Persons do the works of their Father 37 Excursus: works of the law 37 Conclusion 39 2. Obedience, works and faithfulness: moving from Old testament to New Testament 41 Key Old Testament texts: Ezekiel 41 Key Old Testament texts: Jeremiah and ancillary passages 43 The New Testament and new covenant themes from the Old Testament 49 Conclusion 54 3. Old covenant, new covenant and the history of redemption 55 Continuity and discontinuity: getting the question right 55 Henri Blocher on old and new covenant 57 Law and gospel, gospel and law: the nature of the new covenant and the question of salvation of Old Testament saints 60 Law and gospel: friend or foe? 61 Insights from Richard Gaffin 65 Geerhardus Vos on law and grace 66 The law is not of faith - but is there grace within the law? 68 Excursus: John Owen on the covenant 72 Conclusion 76 4. The cross and the reality of works, obedience and faithfulness 77 Key biblical texts 77 Christ's righteousness and our righteousness 86 Imputation of Christ's righteousness 88 Conclusion 91 5. Union with Christ and its relationship to works, obedience and faithfulness 93 Key biblical texts 94 Richard Gaffin 100 Greg Beale and the importance of the resurrection 102 Conclusion 102 6. Justification, judgment and the future 105 Key biblical texts 106 Key historical figures 114 Key contemporary figures 128 Excursus: N. T. Wright, judgment and justification 134 Conclusion 142 7. The reality and necessity of works, obedience and faithfulness 147 The headship of Adam 147 Adam, obedience and the centrality of advance in the history of redemption 147 Henri Blocher and the creation covenant 149 A. T. B. McGowan and headship theology 152 Headship and human transformation 153 Already-not yet: the reality of inaugurated eschalology 158 Insight from Jonathan Edwards: the all-encompassing nature of the work of redemption 163 Conclusion 165 Epilogue 167 Bibliography 171 Index of authors 179 Index of Scripture references 181
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