Contents Abbreviations Acknowledgments I. Paul: The Man, His Message, and His Letters A. The Man: The Contours of Paul's World B. The Message: The Quest for the Center of Paul's Thought C. His Letters: The Extent of Paul's Writings II. Pauline Theology: The Triumph of God in the World A. The Anti-God Forces B. Humans C. Creation D. Christ III. Pauline Christology: Messiah and the Turn of the Ages A. The Christ-Event and Sin B. The Christ-Event and the Flesh C. The Christ-Event and the Law IV. Pauline Soteriology: Salvation Now and Not Yet A. Galatians 5:16-18 B. 1 Corinthians 10:11-13 C. Romans 6:1-14 D. Romans 7:14-25 E. Romans 8:17-30 F. Romans 13:11-14 G. Philippians 1:6; 3:1-14, 20-21 H. Ephesians 2:1-10 V. Pauline Anthropology: From Plight to Solution A. Survey of the Leading Views of Paul's View of the Law B. An Examination of the Pertinent Pauline Texts on the Law VI. Pauline Pneumatology: The Spirit as the Presence of the Future A. The Indwelling of the Spirit B. The Gifts of the Spirit C. The Fruit of the Spirit D. The Filling of the Spirit E. The Intercession of the Spirit VII. Pauline Ecclesiology: The Church as the Dawning of the Age to Come A. Church and Metaphor B. Church and Sacraments C. Church and Worship D. Church and Ministry E. Church and State VIII. Pauline Society: Galatians 3:28 and the New World Order A. Jew Nor Gentile B. Slave Nor Free C. Male Nor Female IX. Pauline Eschatology: Signs of the Times and the Beginning of the End A. Theories of Pauline Eschatology B. Topics of Pauline Eschatology: The Signs of the Times Bibliography Indexes
C. Marvin Pate (MA, Wheaton; PhD, Marquette University) taught for thirteen years at Moody Bible Institute. Now he is chair of the department of Christian theology and professor of theology at Ouachita Baptist University. Pate has authored, co-authored, or edited twenty books.