In his new work "The Sovereignty of God in Salvation", E. Earle Ellis sets out to explore God's sovereign purpose both in individual salvation and in the salvation history, within which the Bible has been authored, transmitted, interpreted and communicated. In the process he touches on such themes as the nature of free will; the manifestation God's sovereignty in the life and ministry of the Apostle Paul; the presence of God's hand in the transmission and interpretation of the biblical texts; and new perspectives on both the modern inclination to emphasise Paul's use of Graeco-Roman rhetoric as well as the contemporary reception of the biblical message. The sovereignty of God forms an overarching theme throughout.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 295 g
Dimensions: 216 x 138 x 18 mm
'The highly respected New Testament scholar, E.E. Ellis, well known for his outstanding pioneering work on Paul's use of the Old Testament and of pre-formed traditions in his letters, brings together here a collection of his most recent essays. Although it takes its title from an essay commending a traditional Calvinist interpretation of divine sovereignty, the other essays are largely devoted to a critical assessment of contemporary trends in New Testament interpretation including such issues as the presences of Graeco-Roman rhetorical methods in Paul and the validity of dynamic equivalence translations of the Bible.'
I. Howard Marshall, Honorary Research Professor of New Testament, University of Aberdeen, UK --Sanford Lakoff