Adopted into God's Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor, Vol. 22 (New Studies in Biblical Theology)
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  • 237 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: October 2006
  • ISBN: SBURKETRJADOPTEDINTOGODSFAMIL9780830826230

Adopted into God's Family: Exploring a Pauline Metaphor, Vol. 22 (New Studies in Biblical Theology)

Burke, Trevor J.

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The relationship between God and his people is understood in various ways by the biblical writers, and it is arguably the apostle Paul who uses the richest vocabulary. Unique to Paul's writings is the term huiothesia, the process or act of being "adopted as son(s)." It occurs five times in three of his letters, where it functions as a key theological metaphor.

Trevor Burke argues that huiothesia has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected through scholarly preoccupation with its cultural background. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study, which discusses metaphor theory; explores the background to huiothesia; considers the roles of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; examines the moral implications of adoption, and its relationship with honor; and concludes with the consequences for Christian believers as they live in the tension between the "now" and the "not yet" of their adoption into God's new family.

About the Author

Trevor J. Burke (Ph.D., Glasgow) is professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He was previously lecturer in New Testament and head of the department of biblical studies at Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji. He is the author of Family Matters and Adopted into God's Family and coeditor of Paul and the Corinthians.

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Publisher's Description

The relationship between God and his people is understood in various ways by the biblical writers, and it is arguably the apostle Paul who uses the richest vocabulary. Unique to Paul's writings is the term huiothesia, the process or act of being "adopted as son(s)." It occurs five times in three of his letters, where it functions as a key theological metaphor.

Trevor Burke argues that huiothesia has been misunderstood, misrepresented or neglected through scholarly preoccupation with its cultural background. He redresses the balance in this comprehensive study, which discusses metaphor theory; explores the background to huiothesia; considers the roles of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; examines the moral implications of adoption, and its relationship with honor; and concludes with the consequences for Christian believers as they live in the tension between the "now" and the "not yet" of their adoption into God's new family.

About the Author

Trevor J. Burke (Ph.D., Glasgow) is professor of Bible at Moody Bible Institute, Chicago. He was previously lecturer in New Testament and head of the department of biblical studies at Pacific Theological College, Suva, Fiji. He is the author of Family Matters and Adopted into God's Family and coeditor of Paul and the Corinthians.

  • Cover Type:
  • 237 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: October 2006
  • ISBN: SBURKETRJADOPTEDINTOGODSFAMIL9780830826230