Inhabiting the Cruciform God
Kenosis, Justification, and Theosis in Paul’s Narrative Soteriology
In this groundbreaking study of Paul’s soteriology, Michael Gorman builds on his influentialCruciformity: Paul’s Narrative Spirituality of the Crossto argue that cruciformity is, at its heart,theoformity — what the Christian tradition has called theosis or participation in the life of God.
“A richly synthetic reading of Paul. . . . Gorman deftly integrates the results of recent debates about Pauline theology into a powerful constructive account that overcomes unfruitful dichotomies and transcends recent controversies between the ‘New Perspective on Paul’ and its traditionalist critics. Gorman’s important book points the way forward for understanding the nonviolent, world-transforming character of Paul’s gospel.”
Richard B. Hays, Duke Divinity School
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