The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness

One day before J. Gresham Machen died, he sent a note to his friend John Murray saying: “I am so thankful for the active obedience of Christ; no hope without it.” Yet it seems this doctrine of the imputation of Christ’s active obedience (the idea that Christ’s death, in addition to paying for all the sins of His people, also granted them the record of his perfect, lifelong obedience to God the Father) is continually under attack these days from within evangelical theological circles.
I am glad to announce–on Reformation Day, no less–that Dr. Brian Vickers has just published the fruit of his Ph.D. dissertation with Crossway. The book is titled Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness: Paul’s Theology of Imputation. Endorsers include Dr. Bruce Ware, Dr. Ligon Duncan, Dr. Robert Petersen (Covenant Theological Seminary), Dr. Michael Haykin (Toronto Baptist Seminary), and Dr. Tom Schreiner.
Excerpts can be read here.
Here are the Table of Contents:
Partial List of Abbreviations 11
Preface 13
Introduction 15
1. Tracing Trajectories: The History of Imputation 23
2. The Reckoning of Righteousness: Abraham, Faith, and Imputation 71
3. The Foundation of Righteousness: Romans 5:19 113
4. The Provision of Righteousness: 2 Corinthians 5:21 159
5. The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness: A Pauline Synthesis 191
6. Conclusion: “No Hope without It”? 233
Bibliography 239
Person Index 251
The entire book can also now be browsed or purchased.
[HT: Nick Nowalk for enthusiastic support of this book!]

3 Responses to “The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness”

  1. Nick November 1, 2006 at 10:32 am #

    Where’s my hat tip, brother? I want my hat tip! :)

  2. Harold Simmons November 2, 2006 at 12:47 pm #

    Chediak,
    Thanks for posting the link to Vicker’s book. Also, have you gotten a chance to read Buchannon’s (sp?) book on the doctrine of Justification?
    How’s Hebrew?

  3. Alex Chediak November 3, 2006 at 11:24 pm #

    Harold,
    No, I have not read Buchannon (sp?). But I heard it was good!
    No Hebrew yet for us three-year guys….
    Alex

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