The author confronts the influence of the New Perspective on Paul. Gaffin’s controlling question throughout concerns Paul’s understanding of how the individual receives salvation. What does the application of salvation to sinners involve for Paul? Is a distinction between salvation accomplished (historia salutis) and salvation applied (ordo salutis) present in his preaching? Gaffin indicates the importance of a redemptive-historical reading of Scripture as he explores a responsible way to read and understand the apostle Paul as theologian.
Source: By Faith, Not by Sight: Paul and the Order of Salvation (P & R Publishing, 2008), 1-19.
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