By Faith, Not By Sight is back in print. Hooray!
Proponents of the "New Perspective" on Paul generally reject or minimize the concept of an ordo salutis
("order of salvation") in his writings. Building on the
biblical-theological groundwork of the Reformed tradition, Richard B.
Gaffin Jr. explores Paul's understanding of how individuals receive
Even Peter acknowledged that Paul wrote some
things that are hard to understand, yet the central elements of Paul's
teaching are clearly explained by Gaffin as he unfolds Paul's focus on
Christ's death and resurrection and the essence of his ordo salutis.
To hear an interview with the author click here. Links to some of the other books Gaffin mentions in his interview are below. Don't miss out on this opportunity to pick up a great work that's been out of print for some time.
A Puritan Theology: Doctrine for Life by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones offers a groundbreaking treatment
of the Puritans’ teaching on most major Reformed doctrines, particularly
those doctrines in which the Puritans made significant contributions.
Since the late 1950s, nearly 150 Puritan authors and 700 Puritan titles
have been reprinted and catalogued by Joel Beeke and Randall Pederson in
their 2006 collection of mini-biographies and book reviews, titled,
Meet the Puritans. However, no work until now has gathered together the
threads of their teaching into a unified tapestry of systematic
A Puritan Theology, by Joel Beeke and Mark Jones, attempts to do
that. The book addresses Puritan teachings on all six loci of theology,
covering fifty areas of doctrine. The book explores Puritan teachings on
biblical interpretation, God, predestination, providence, angels, sin,
the covenants, the gospel, Christ, preparation for conversion,
regeneration, coming to Christ, justification, adoption, church
government, the Sabbath, preaching, baptism, heaven, hell, and many
other topics. It ends with eight chapters that explore Puritan “theology
in practice.” Some chapters highlight the work of a specific theologian
such as William Perkins, William Ames, John Owen, Stephen Charnock, or
Thomas Goodwin on a specific topic. Other chapters survey various
authors on a particular subject. The goal of A Puritan Theology is to
increase knowledge in the mind and godliness in the soul. It was written
for theologians, historians, pastors, and educated laymen who seek to
learn more about Puritan theology.
Redemption Accomplished and Applied by John Murray
Murray explores the biblical passages dealing with the necessity,
nature, perfection, and extent of the atonement, and goes on to identify
the distinct steps in the Bible's presentation of how the redemption
accomplished by Christ is applied progressively to the life of the
Resurrection and Redemption: A Study in Paul's Soteriology by Richard B. Gaffin, Jr.
A study of the structure of Paul's theology of Jesus' resurrection as that doctrine forms the center of Paul's total theology.