Baker Academic Fall 2021 Catalog


YOU NEED A BETTER GOSPEL Reclaiming the Good News of Participation with Christ Klyne R. Snodgrass Too often, the church hasn’t done justice to its own gospel be- cause it has neglected how much the New Testament message is about deep involvement in life with God. New Testament scholar Klyne Snodgrass offers a corrective, explaining that the church will never be what it is supposed to be without a recovery of the gospel. This brief, accessibly written, and timely book shows that the biblical message is about attachment to Christ, participation in his death and resurrection, and engagement in his purposes. Snodgrass demonstrates that understanding and appropriating the gospel of participation conforms with what the church’s great thinkers have emphasized throughout history and enables the church to recover its true identity. This book brings the notion of participation in the gospel to a wider church audience, including professors and students of the Bible, pastors, and ministry workers. While other studies on this topic focus mostly on Paul’s writings, You Need a Better Gospel shows that participation is the emphasis of the entire Bible, in- cluding the Old Testament. The real gospel, which offers partici- pation in life with God, is astounding in its beauty and its power for life. KLYNE R. SNODGRASS (PhD, University of St. Andrews) is professor emer- itus of New Testament studies at North Park Theological Seminary, where he taught for more than forty years. He is the author of several books, including the influential Christianity Today Book Award Winner Stories with Intent: A Compre- hensive Guide to the Parables of Jesus . Snodgrass has served as the editor of Ex Auditu: An International Journal of Theological Interpretation of Scripture for twenty-five years.

JANUARY 2022 • 208 pp. • paper • $22.99 • 9781540965042


Introduction 1. Participation in Christ 2. Is Faith as Participation a New Idea?

3. What Is Participation, and Why Is It Important? 4. Is the Gospel of Participation in the Old Testament?

5. The Gospels in the Synoptic Gospels 6. Deep Participation in John and 1 John 7. The Gospel in the Book of Acts

8. Paul’s Letters: How Does Salvation Work and for What Purpose? 9. Paul’s Letters: How Does Salvation Work and for What Purpose ? 10. Striking Assertions of Participation 11. So What? Appendix: The Relation of the Gospels of Jesus and Paul


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