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The Way of Salvation: The Role of Christian Obedience in Justification
Rainbow, Paul A

Waynesboro, Ga.: Paternoster, 2005 pp. 329. $29.99

Description: Martin Luther invented the Reformation slogan sola fide—"by faith alone"—which Philip Melanchthon and John Calvin brandished and defended. Most Protestants since their time have swallowed it whole. But is evangelical obedience—the good works that follow faith and are produced by grace—excluded from the basis for justification, or otherwise? Asserting "There is no more serious question bearing upon the destiny of human beings than how sinners can be justified before a Holy God", Paul Rainbow examines current and traditional treatments of faith, works and justification, marshals a biblical case majoring on the New Testament teaching of Paul and James, and offers a series of systematic, historical, and pastoral reflections.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Hebrews and Catholic Epistles, James, Literature, Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by Timothy Gombis
Published 7/14/2007
Citation: Timothy Gombis, review of Paul A Rainbow, The Way of Salvation: The Role of Christian Obedience in Justification, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2007).

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