Christianity Today’s 2014 Book Award for Biblical Studies: “Paul and Union with Christ” by Con Campbell
Paul and Union with Christ: An Exegetical and Theological Study is among several books from this year that Christianity Today hand-picked as "most likely to shape evangelical life, thought, and culture."
Craig L. Blomberg had this to say about Paul and Union with Christ:
Campbell tackles a massive topic on which no consensus has ever been reached. He covers the waterfront in terms of judicious analysis of the relevant Scriptures, and he adopts sensible, convincing, multifaceted conclusions. Yet for all its learnedness, the book is so carefully structured and clearly written that the reader marvels…
Key Influences on Con Campbell’s Research for His Book “Paul and Union with Christ”
Constantine R. Campbell's new Paul and Union with Christ is one of the most thorough treatments of one of Paul's most important, yet obtuse subjects I have seen.
As Campbell explains, "The theme of union with Christ in the writings of the apostle Paul is at once dazzling and perplexing. Its prevelance on every page of his writings demonstrates his proclivity for the concept, and yet nowhere does he directly explain what he means."
Hence this important book. And in it he engages two central concerns of Paul's scheme: what union with Christ actually is and what role it performs in Paul's theology. The manner in which he engages them is through both exegesis and theology, an unusual…
Wednesday Giveaway – Paul and Union with Christ
Yet even though the theme of union with Christ is often discussed and debated in contemporary Christian thought, particularly in Pauline studies, there have been surprisingly few in-depth treatments of the concept.
In this week’s giveaway, Paul and Union with Christ, Constantine Campbell provides a much needed thorough exegetical exploration of the Greek phrases Paul used to express this idea of union, or participation, with Christ.
Following a selective survey of the scholarly work on union with Christ through the twentieth century to the present day, Campbell carefully examines every occurrence…