[ Prime ] Jesus' Blood and Righteousness: Paul's Theology of ImputationAuthor Brian Vickers – Freepe.co

The Question Of Whether Paul Teaches That Christ S Righteousness Is Imputed To The Believer Has Been Debated For Roughly Four Hundred Years Some Of The Questions That Arise Are What Is The Connection Between Adam And The Rest Of The Human Race How Did Christ Fulfill The Role Of The Second Or New Adam How Can The Ungodly Stand Before A Righteous God In Jesus Blood And Righteousness, Brian Vickers Investigates The Key Pauline Texts Linked Historically To The Topic Of Imputation Though Vickers Spends A Good Deal Of Time On The Particulars Of Each Text, He Keeps One Eye On The Broader Biblical Horizon Like Any Doctrine, Imputation Must Be Investigated Exegetically And Synthetically This Book, And Its Conclusion That The Imputation Of Christ S Righteousness Is A Legitimate And Necessary Synthesis Of Paul S Teaching, Is A Valuable Contribution To The Ongoing Debate On Imputation

10 thoughts on “Jesus' Blood and Righteousness: Paul's Theology of Imputation

  1. says:

    This was Vickers PhD dissertation and underwent little to no dumbing down in the publication process It is a dense work, therefore heavy on footnotes you know, the type that take up literally 75% of the page The first chapter is an extensive look at the doctrine of imputation over time mostly since the Reformation , followed by in depth looks at the three main Pauline imputation passages Romans 4 Romans 5 19 and 2 Corinthians 5 21 Vickers considers the options before arriving at the conclusion that the traditional Reformed view of imputation can be defended by the texts our sins really are imputed to Christ, and his righteousness to us He then looks at several other passages briefly, such as 1 Corinthians 1 30 Philippians 3 9 Throughout, and also at the end, he also addresses objections His main conversation partner here is NT Wright, a scholar who is strong in lots of areas but absolutely terrible here Vickers has good responses to Wright s arguments.I wouldn t recommend this book unless you re REALLY interested in Pauline theology, but it is a good and important work Imputation is very near the heart of the gospel, and it is quite difficult to remove it without doing irreparable, perhaps fatal, harm to the patient.

  2. says:

    A clear presentation of the exegetical and theological case for the imputation of Christ s righteousness to the believer Vickers examines three key texts and synthesizes them into a coherent argument His discussion of 2 Corinthians 5 21 informed by Wright s interpretation is particularly helpful I would recommend the book for those who want a thorough understanding of the Reformed position presented in a balanced and respectful way It is by no means an easy read be prepared to interact with extensive footnotes.Vickers could have dealt specifically with accusations that imputation borrows from medieval concepts of a treasury of merit than the Bible itself He references this argument toward the beginning but fails to respond in any substantive way.

  3. says:

    Years ago I felt like some traditional Reformed teaching on imputation glossed over the biblical texts it insisted on imputation, without showing it in the text.So this book helped me a lot, since it deals so carefully with the texts and their synthesis Its treatment of union with Christ made me think and then it made me worship.BTW, I LOL ed at another review that says, I wouldn t recommend this book unless you re REALLY interested in Pauline theology Yup, it can be pretty dense.

  4. says:

    This is another book that needs to be reread after much greater and better deliberation of justification studies Brian Vickers had a tremendous impact on my education as I entered my first year of studies in Louisville He was my hermeneutics professor and sunday school teacher, and taught me how important it is to study the scripture critically I would leave much of what he said and adopt a much ecclesial approach after graduating Nonetheless, he set the wheels in motion to thinking about how to interpret scripture, and the importance of critical scholarship.

  5. says:

    Not for the faint at heart, but thorough and satisfying If you want to know about the doctrine of imputation then this is the book.