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Why Salvation?
Green, Joel B.

Nashville: Abingdon, 2014 pp. xx + 192. $29.99

Series Information
Reframing New Testament Theology



Description: Salvation is the bedrock of our faith and the touchstone for faithful living. It is the good news of God drawing near to us as individuals but also as communities of faith. This book helps us understand that when we say "Jesus saves," we stand on scripture that proclaims a God who, through Jesus, heals, liberates, and rescues. Like each generation that has gone before, we too must find our own awareness and then respond and participate in Godís work as transformed people, serving together as the Body of Christ, who have also signed up for ongoing, personal and social transformation. This book is an invitation to a journey of salvation oriented toward increased understanding but also to transformed commitments, renewed allegiances, and fresh practices. To address the grand narrative of Scripture in a way that takes seriously its essential focus on the journey of salvation is to open ourselves to fresh (and perhaps refreshed) perspectives on the world and, thus, on life in the world. In this book Joel Green show how salvation can illumine new categories for conceiving the world, for making sense of our experiences, and for directing our lives.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, New Testament Apocrypha, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Narrative Criticism, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology, New Testament Theology

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Review by Nijay Gupta
Published 2/8/2016
Citation: Nijay Gupta, review of Joel B. Green, Why Salvation?, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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