BIBLE and INTERPRETATION
WHY DID JESUS LIVE A PERFECT LIFE? The Necessity of Christ’s Obedience for Our Salvation Brandon D. Crowe How does Christ’s obedience relate to our salvation? Speaking into current conversations about the nature of salvation, New Testament scholar Brandon Crowe sets out a new, compre- hensive account of the nature of the atonement, exploring how this doctrine affects our participation in the life of God and in the shared life of the Christian community. Crowe builds on key in- sights from other historic substitutionary views, especially those associated with penal substitution, while clearing up persistent misunderstandings regarding those models. Crowe argues that we are saved by Christ’s perfect obedience, which has implications for understanding the gospel message, Christian hope, and discipleship. Not only is Jesus the quint- essential model of faithfulness in a fallen world, but his unique work frees us from the burden of perfect obedience. This book will appeal to professors and students of the New Testament, pastors, and laypeople.
BRANDON D. CROWE (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Last Adam , The Hope of Israel , and The Essential Trinity , and is the book review editor for Westminster Theological Journal .
OCTOBER 2021 • 224 pp. • paper • $22.99 • 9781540962508
“In the extensive debates over justification that have cap- tured a great deal of attention in the last quarter century, relatively little space has been allotted to the role of Jesus’s obedience. That lacuna has now been admirably filled by Crowe. The combination of his careful exegesis and his knowledge of earlier Reformed debates makes him an ad- mirable guide across terrain that should not be bypassed.” —D. A. CARSON, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (emeritus) “Here is a book that is not only accessible but timely: in a day when imputation is often rejected, Crowe reveals just how critical Christ’s entire life is to our union with Christ.” —MATTHEW BARRETT, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; host of the Credo Podcast
“There is a beautiful simplicity and clarity in this book, which makes it an ideal resource both for young believers and for those who have known the good news for years. We also find here an example of theological interpretation
of Scripture that includes the great confessions of the Reformation. I hope and pray for a wide reading of this profound book.” —THOMAS R. SCHREINER, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
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