Monday, February 02, 2015

New book

[T]he ultimate purpose of Jesus’ death was to create a transformed people, a (new) people living out a (new) covenant relationship with God together. Moreover, this people will not simply believe in the atonement and the one who died, they will eat and drink it, they will be baptized into it/him, they will be drawn to him and into it. That is, they will so identify with the crucified savior that words like “embrace” and “participation,” more than “belief” or even “acceptance,” best describe the proper response to this death.— The Death of the Messiah and the Birth of the New Covenant, page 3

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I always look forward to books by Michael Gorman, so when I saw that he had a new one coming out, I asked Wipf & Stock if they would be so kind as to send me a copy. They obliged and I am thankful. They didn't even ask me to review it—which is a good thing, because I am terrible at reviews...but let me say that this is a great book; you should read it! And if you come back here for the next fews weeks, you'll get a nice feel for it. : )
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