Justification

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A&C Black, Jun 10, 2006 - Religion - 328 pages
This significant work, precipitated by the Lutheran-Roman Catholic Joint Declaration on the doctrine of justification, represents Eberhard Jüngel's most sustained theological writing for some time. Jüngel examines the role of justification in Christian faith - and emphasises its central importance. He traces the history of the concept of 'justice' in Greek thought, and of the Old Testament parallel concept 'righteousness'. He then moves on to a consideration of the righteousness of God in its Christian context, and in particular to God's righteousness in Christ. A major contribution to theological discussion is found in his fresh and fearless treatment of the unfashionable topic of sin. Throughout the work, Jüngel constantly interacts with the great Catholic and Protestant thinkers, his skill as a theologian matched by his insight as a philosopher.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 How Justification Works Theologically
15
The Righteousness of God
51
4 The Untruth of Sin
89
The Meaning of the Exclusive Formula Used by the Reformers
147
6 Living by Gods Righteousness
261

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Eberhard Jüngel is Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy of Religion, University of Tübingen, Germany.

Philip G. Ziegler is Chair in Christian Dogmatics at the University of Aberdeen, UK.

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