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Union with Christ in the New Testament

Grant Macaskill


This book is a study of the union between God and those he has redeemed, as it is represented in the New Testament. In conversation with historical and systematic theology, it is argued that the union between God and his people is consistently represented by the New Testament authors as covenantal, with the participation of believers in the life of God specifically mediated by Jesus, the covenant Messiah: hence, it involves union with Christ. His mediation of divine presence is grounded in the ontology of the Incarnation, the real divinity and real humanity of his person, and by the full divin ... More

Keywords: Union with Christ, participation in Christ, covenant theology, Platonism (theology), apocalyptic, theosis, soteriology, Incarnation, Holy Spirit

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199684298
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684298.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Grant Macaskill, author
Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies, University of St Andrews, Scotland.