School of Divinity
Christianity, Christ's Faith, Faith, Faith in Christ, Kierkegaard, Pistis Christou
Biblical Studies | Christianity | Religion
Haney, Austen, "Christ’s Faith: The Pattern Jesus Set for the World" (2018). Senior Honors Theses. 768.
Over the past 50 years, there has been a ripple throughout the Christian community on how to interpret one of its most precious doctrines, the doctrine of justification by faith. Some may think that this issue was resolved during the Reformation or the Enlightenment, but thanks to the New Perspective on Paul movement, the controversy is once again as intensely passionate as ever. The questions range from the vicariousness of Christ’s death, to Paul’s view of the law, and the fundamental meaning of saving faith. This thesis is an attempt to carefully unite the old perspective with the new, to demonstrate that Christ is both the elect’s substitute and example, and to explain how Christ’s pistis correlates with His people’s.