Re-Imaging Election: Divine Election as Representing God to Others & Others to God
240 pp., $26.00
But her book suggests, equally strongly, that our job of understanding election doesn't end with our mind's rest. Only when our assurance of our own election prompts us to turn toward those "outside"—interceding for them, blessing them, holding their pain and joy before God, bearing their lives into his presence—has election achieved its true aim. Election is for something—for the spreading of hope and peace, healing and grace. For love.
Wesley Hill is assistant professor of biblical studies at Trinity School for Ministry in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. His next book, Paul and the Triune Identity, is forthcoming from Eerdmans.
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