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Inhabiting the Cruciform God

Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul's Narrative Soteriology

Michael J. Gorman


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In this groundbreaking study of Paul's soteriology, Michael Gorman builds on his influentialCruciformity: Paul's Narrative Spirituality of the Cross to argue that cruciformity is, at its heart, theoformity -- what the Christian tradition has called theosis or participation in the life of God.

"A richly synthetic reading of Paul. . . . Gorman deftly integrates the results of recent debates about Pauline theology into a powerful constructive account that overcomes unfruitful dichotomies and transcends recent controversies between the 'New Perspective on Paul' and its traditionalist critics. Gorman's important book points the way forward for understanding the nonviolent, world-transforming character of Paul's gospel."
-- Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School.

William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 9780802862655, 206pp.

Publication Date: March 1, 2009