Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness
Paul’s Theology of Imputation
In this landmark study, Jesus’ Blood and Righteousness, Brian Vickers explores all key Pauline texts tied to the topic of imputation. Though Vickers spends a good deal of time on the particulars of each text, he keeps one eye on the broader biblical horizon. Like any doctrine, imputation must be investigated exegetically and synthetically.
This book, and its conclusion that the imputation of Christ’s righteousness is a legitimate and necessary synthesis of Paul’s teaching, is a valuable contribution to the ongoing debate on the subject.
Vickers shows that the doctrine of imputation isn’t just a subject for academic debate. It strikes at the heart of what it means to be right with God.
The question of whether Paul teaches that Christ’s righteousness is imputed to the believer has been debated for 400 years! Some of the questions that arise are:
- What is the connection between Adam and the rest of the human race?
- How did Christ fulfill the role of the second or new Adam?
- How can the ungodly stand before a righteous God?
“Vickers’s work is sure to be one of the most significant contributions to the ongoing discussion of the nature of the imputation of Christ’s righteousness. For the sake of one’s own soul, and for richer biblical and theological understanding, I recommend to Christians that they read with care this excellent work.” — Bruce A. Ware, T. Rupert and Lucille Coleman Professor of Christian Theology, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
“Accessible to any intelligent reader with an interest in theology, exegesis, and doctrine, but especially helpful to pastors, teachers, and seminarians.” — J. Ligon Duncan III, Chancellor, CEO, and John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
- Tracing Trajectories: The History of Imputation
- The Reckoning of Righteousness: Abraham, Faith, and Imputation
- The Foundation of Righteousness: Romans 5:19
- Provision of Righteousness: 2 Corinthians 5:21
- The Imputation of Christ’s Righteousness: A Pauline Synthesis
- Conclusion: No Hope Without It
About the Author
Brian J. Vickers is professor of New Testament interpretation and biblical theology at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is also assistant editor of the Southern Baptist Journal of Theology. Dr. Vickers is actively involved in leading short-term mission trips and teaching overseas. He is also a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Institute for Biblical Research.