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Justification: An Introduction

By Thomas R. Schreiner, Edited by Graham A. Cole, Oren R. Martin

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Justification: An Introduction

By Thomas R. Schreiner, Edited by Graham A. Cole, Oren R. Martin

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A Clear and Concise Exploration of the Doctrine of Justification from Thomas R. Schreiner

When we see the fallenness of the world, it is often challenging to understand how sinners can stand before a holy God, but the gospel gives hope—justification that comes through Jesus Christ. This doctrine is essential to the gospel but has sparked countless academic and theological disagreements throughout church history, even contributing to the Protestant Reformation in the sixteenth century. 

In this addition to the Short Studies in Systematic Theology series, Thomas R. Schreiner examines the biblical and historical background of the doctrine of justification. Schreiner explores it throughout church history and analyzes both the Old and New Testament teachings. By examining the relationship between justification and other doctrines of salvation—such as redemption, reconciliation, adoption, and sanctification—Schreiner shows how it gives peace, assurance, and joy to sinners through Jesus and hope for life today.

  • Accessible: Designed to be short and approachable, this text is an ideal resource for college students, pastors, and thoughtful laypeople
  • Part of the Short Studies in Systematic Theology Series: Other titles include The Person of ChristGlorification; and The Doctrine of Scripture
  • Written by Thomas R. Schreiner: A renowned biblical scholar and professor who has authored or edited numerous books, including Run to Win the PrizeThe Joy of Hearing; and Covenant and God’s Purpose for the World


Thomas R. Schreiner

Thomas R. Schreiner (MDiv and ThM, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary; PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is the James Buchanan Harrison Professor of New Testament Interpretation and associate dean of the School of Theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.


Graham A. Cole

Graham A. Cole (ThD, Australian College of Theology) is emeritus dean and emeritus professor of biblical and systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. An ordained Anglican minister, he has served in two parishes and was formerly the principal of Ridley College. Graham lives in Australia with his wife, Jules.

Oren R. Martin

Oren R. Martin (PhD, Southern Seminary) serves as a pastor at Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, where he leads equipping, teaches in the Watermark Institute, and serves as theologian-in-residence. Previously, he served as associate professor of Christian theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is the author of Bound for the Promised Land and co-author of 40 Questions About Biblical Theology.

Product Details

Format: Paperback
Page Count: 176
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7573-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7573-0
ISBN-UPC: 9781433575730
Case Quantity: 10
Published: June 06, 2023

Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Justification in Church History
Chapter 2: The Old Testament Framework
Chapter 3: Jesus and Justification
Chapter 4: Justification of the Ungodly in Paul
Chapter 5: Justification in the Rest of the New Testament
Chapter 6: Contemporary Challenges
Chapter 7: Justification and Systematic Theology

Epilogue: A Final Word