Getting "Saved": The Whole Story of Salvation in the New Testament

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Eerdmans Publishing Company, Nov 3, 2011 - Religion - 336 pages
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Innovative excursion into New Testament teaching on the earthly life of faith

What does it mean to "get saved"? Is conversion a gift of God's grace but the post-conversion Christian life in our own hands? Is the covenant relationship sustained by a sense of personal gratitude for God's past gift of conversion -- or is post-conversion faithfulness itself an ongoing gift from God?

In this book Charles H. Talbert and Jason A. Whitlark, together with Andrew E. Arterbury, Clifford A. Barbarick, Scott J. Hafemann, and Michael W. Martin, address such questions about God's role in the Christian's life. Through careful, consistent exegesis of relevant New Testament texts, they show that "getting saved" involves both God's forgiveness and God's enablement to obey -- or "new covenant piety" -- from initial conversion to eschatological salvation.

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About the author (2011)

Charles H. Talbert is distinguished professor of religion at Baylor University. His many other books include Reading the Sermon on the Mount and Reading Acts: A Literary and Theological Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles.

Jason A. Whitlark is assistant professor of New Testament at Baylor University. He is also the author of Enabling Fidelity to God: Perseverance in Hebrews in Light of the Reciprocity Systems of the Ancient Mediterranean World.

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