A comprehensive restatement of the classic Reformed doctrine of justification by faith alone. Fesko explains the doctrine in terms of the ordo and historia salutis, as well as in the light of recent challenges.
• A comprehensive defense of justification by faith alone
• Treats several theological traditions and current exegetical, theological, and ecumenical debates
• Includes discussion of the covenant of works, union with Christ, the New Perspective on Paul, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Roman Catholicism
• Reflects a pastor-scholar’s sensitivity to the important issues
"John Fesko has given the church a thorough and welcome treatment of the doctrine of justification. It is reliable, Reformed, and relevant. Now I know where to direct students, ministers, and interested congregants for a ‘one stop shop’ overview of justification by faith alone."
--Guy Prentiss Waters, Associate Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
"Well informed, careful, and full of insight, this book is destined to become a standard work for all those who want a deeper understanding of this crucial doctrine. In addition to providing sound exegesis of relevant passages, Fesko is sensitive to important nuances in historical theology and contemporary discussions."
--Michael S. Horton
"By the author's frank admission, there is nothing new in this book, and therein lies the value of this remarkable study. It is an encyclopedic treatment of what Calvin called the 'main hinge on which religion turned,' and an indispensable resource for the defense of the Reformed faith in our time."
--John R. Muether
"An outstanding contribution to the discussions about this doctrine in the present day. This is a very thorough study that encompasses investigation of justification in several different theological traditions through history as well as in contemporary exegetical, theological, and ecumenical debates. . . . well researched, properly nuanced, and clearly written."
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