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Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission
Gorman, Michael

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2015 pp. x + 341. $28.00

Series Information
The Gospel and Our Culture Series


Description: The first detailed exegetical treatment of Paul's letters from the emerging discipline of missional hermeneutics, Michael Gorman's Becoming the Gospel argues that Paul's letters invite Christian communities both then and now to not merely believe the gospel but to become the gospel and, in doing so, to participate in the life and mission of God. Showing that Pauline churches were active public participants in and witnesses to the gospel, Gorman reveals the missional significance of various themes in Paul's letters. He also identifies select contemporary examples of mission in the spirit of Paul, inviting all Christians to practice Paul-inspired imagination in their own contexts.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches

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Review by Gregory R. Perry
Published 3/9/2017
Citation: Gregory R. Perry, review of Michael Gorman, Becoming the Gospel: Paul, Participation, and Mission, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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