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A Chalcedonian Argument Against Cartesian Dualism

Introduction Determinations about the constitution of human persons are notoriously difficult. Christian theologians and philosophers who investigate this issue are faced with a host of complicated biblical, theological, philosophical, historical, scientific, and practical questions. One of the most pressing of these questions concerns the precise relation between the body and the mind. Are human persons…

A Model of Jesus Christ’s Two Wills in View of Theology Proper and Anthropology

Introduction Among the many sticky questions about the Incarnation, the question of Jesus’ two wills can seem nitpicky and arcane to most Christians. The question seems to be one for the theologians, those who care to parse details that are practically irrelevant to daily life, much like debating how many angels can dance on the…

The Son and the Spirit: The Promise and Peril of Spirit Christology

Introduction In recent years, a growing number of Christian theologians have devoted considerable attention to the person and work of the Holy Spirit in relation to the person and work of the Son. That is, various forms of Spirit Christology have become commonplace on the landscape of contemporary theology. The term Spirit Christology is used…

“He Descended to the Dead”: The Burial of Christ and the Eschatological Character of the Atonement

Introduction Expositions of Christ’s atoning work tend to emphasize the crucifixion and resurrection, and rightly so. Good Friday and Easter Sunday are of paramount importance in what Jesus accomplished, as the Nicene Creed puts it, “for us and for our salvation.” And yet there is more to the atonement than the cross and the empty…

Book Reviews (Spring 2015)

The Second Letter to the Corinthians. By Mark A. Seifrid. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014. 569 pp., $50.00 hardback. Mark Seifrid is Mildred and Ernest Hogan Professor of New Testament Interpretation at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Justification by Faith: The Origin and Development of a Central Pauline Theme and Christ,…

SBJT 18.1: Reflections on Persecution (Complete)

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SBJT 18.4: Resurrection (Complete)

Table of Contents (Winter 2014)

Resurrection Stephen J. Wellum                                                                                                  5 Editorial: Reflections on the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ Mitchell L. Chase                                                                                                      9 “From Dust You Shall Arise:” Resurrection Hope in the Old Testament Raymond Johnson                                                                                                  31 Matthew 27:51-54 Revisited: A Narratological Re-Appropriation Lee Tankersley                                                                                                          51 Raised for Our Justification: The Resurrection and Penal Substitution A. B. Caneday                                                                                                           …

Editorial: Reflections on the Glorious Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ

This issue of SBJT is devoted to the theme of the resurrection and especially the glorious resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ. From a number of different angles, both Old and New Testament, our authors reflect on the biblical teaching regarding the resurrection, Christ’s resurrection, and its implication for our lives as Christians. At Easter…

Matthew 27:51-54 Revisited: A Narratological Re-Appropriation

Introduction At the moment of Jesus’ death on the cross, after crying out with an earth-rending voice and yielding his spirit (Matt 27:50), Matthew recounts several cataclysmic events for his readers. He includes five signs1 that accompany Jesus’ death: 1) the curtain of the temple is torn (v. 51a), 2) the earth shakes (v. 51b), 3)…

Raised for Our Justification: The Resurrection and Penal Substitution

What seems to have happened is that Western theology has allowed itself to be dominated by a legalistic view of sin and a forensic model of atonement which leaves little room for resurrection. When the atonement is thought of chiefly in terms of merit and the law, the cross becomes central, but the resurrection drops…

Southern Seminary Magazine | Spring 2015

Spring 2015

“From Dust You Shall Arise:” Resurrection Hope in the Old Testament

Introduction My oldest boy used to think that if he could not see the sun shining in the sky during the day, then it was not really out and shining. For him, the sun had to be visible, uncloaked by clouds. He eventually realized that the presence of the sun was evident in the light…

God’s Incarnate Son as the Embodiment of Last Day Resurrection: Eternal Life as Justification in John’s Gospel

Introduction Long ago Rudolf Bultmann argued that Jesus’ activity as “Revealer of God” is the eschatological event, “the judgment of the world.”1 Thus, Jesus’ advent and departure constitute the last day so that resurrection and judgment are “now present in the word of revelation” he brings.2 Thus, “the ‘coming’ eschatological hour, which men had hoped for at…

Resurrection and Priesthood: Christological Soundings from the Book of Hebrews

In orthodox Christology, the priesthood of Christ has been a regular feature of Jesus’ messianic portrait. In Reformed circles, the munus triplex goes back to before Calvin.