Paul and Union with Christ

An Exegetical and Theological Study

by Constantine R. Campbell

On Sale: 2012-11-10

Book Summary

Paul and Union with Christ---a thorough exegetical exploration of the Greek phrases Paul used to express the idea of union, or participation, with Christ---injects solid biblical insight into ancient and recent debates on the topic. Constantine Campbell’s careful handling of the Greek text flows into theological and pastoral reflection on the importance of the believer’s union with Christ.

About the Book

Paul and Union with Christ fills the gap for biblical scholars, theologians, and pastors pondering and debating the meaning of union with Christ.

Following a selective survey of the scholarly work on union with Christ through the twentieth century to the present day, Greek scholar Constantine Campbell carefully examines every occurrence of the phrases ‘in Christ’, ‘with Christ’, ‘through Christ’, ‘into Christ,’ and other related expressions, exegeting each passage in context and taking into account the unique lexical contribution of each Greek preposition. Campbell then builds a holistic portrayal of Paul’s thinking and engages contemporary theological discussions about union with Christ by employing his evidence-based understanding of the theme.

This volume combines high-level scholarship and a concern for practical application of a topic currently debated in the academy and the church. More than a monograph, this book is a helpful reference tool for students, scholars, and pastors to consult its treatment of any particular instance of any phrase or metaphor that relates to union with Christ in the Pauline corpus.


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Product Details

  • Imprint: Zondervan Academic
  • On Sale: 2012-11-10
  • Pages: 480
  • Publisher: Zondervan Academic
  • Publication Date: 2012-11-10
  • Trim Size: 152.000mm x 229.000mm x 31.000mm
  • Weight: 507.000gr
  • Category 1 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / New Testament
  • Category 2 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Paul's Letters
  • Category 3 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Old Testament
  • Category 4 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Exegesis & Hermeneutics
  • Category 5 : RELIGION / Biblical Studies / Bible Study Guides