The shape of soteriology and the pistis Christou debate

  title={The shape of soteriology and the pistis Christou debate},
  author={David L. Stubbs},
  journal={Scottish Journal of Theology},
  pages={137 - 157}
Abstract A historic debate with great implications for theology has resurfaced in New Testament circles; however, it has not received the attention it should by theologians. It concerns how to translate and interpret approximately ten instances of the Greek phrase pistis Christou and its near equivalents in the letters of Paul. This phrase occurs within theologically crucial sections of Romans and Galatians, which have provided the foundation for the Reformation understanding of ‘justification… 

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