Rarely addressed throughout church
history, the doctrine of adoption has
seen fresh attention in recent years.
Although valuable, contemporary studies
have focused primarily on etymological,
cultural, and pastoral considerations,
giving little to no attention to vital
systematic theological concerns.
In this groundbreaking work, Professor
David Garner examines the function of
adoption in Pauline thought: its
relationship to the doctrines of Christ,
the Holy Spirit, eschatology, and union
with Christ, as well as its primary
place among the other benefits of
Adoption frames Pauline soteriology,
Garner argues, and defines the
Trinitarian, familial context of
redemption in Christ, the Son of God.
Properly understood, adoption's
paradigm-shifting implications extend
deep and far.
Endorsed by Joel R. Beeke, Dan Cruver,
Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Howard Griffith,
Nancy Guthrie, Russell Moore, Harry L.
Reeder, and Guy Prentiss Waters.