In Christ & On Track is a definitive study of the signature Pauline expression 'in Christ' within its historical and literary contexts. The expression itself or its equivalence appears about 165 times in the pertinent correspondence, and provides the focus for the apostle's life and teaching. As such, the significance of this phrase for Pauline studies is of great importance. Since the Pauline correspondence provides the major component in the New Testament corpus, this study has invaluable implications for New Testament theology and New Testament studies as a whole. The study is a representative of the apostolic tradition, and serves as a corrective against deviant theological posturing_as illustrated by the Gnostic movement. With a wide range of topics addressed such as: Paul As Paradigm; Christ of Faith; and Jesus of History, Professor Inch's in-depth analysis makes a significant contribution to the innumerable Pauline studies.
Morris A. Inch is Professor Emeritus of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College in Illinois, and has also acted as president of the Institute of Holy Land Studies (now, Jerusalem University College), Jerusalem, Israel. He was awarded an A.B. from Houghton College, a M.Div. from Gordon Divinity School, and a Ph.D. from Boston University. He has authored about thirty-five books, including Matthew in the Messianic Tradition, The Elder Brother: A Christian Alternative to Anti-Semitism, and Two Mosaic Motifs: Freedom Trek & Gentiles Are Us.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Acknowledgement Chapter 3 Correspondence Chapter 4 Jesus of History Chapter 5 Christ of Faith Chapter 6 One Among Many Chapter 7 A Corporate Identity Chapter 8 In Situ Chapter 9 Salvation History Chapter 10 The Angels' View Chapter 11 Paul as Paradigm Chapter 12 Exhortations Part 13 Endnotes Part 14 Bibliography Part 15 Index