Published NT Dissertation Released

Another published Wheaton dissertation is hot off the press. Chee-Chiew Lee earned her PhD in NT under Dr. Douglas Moo in 2011, becoming the first woman to have completed the program. Dr. Moo hails her dissertation as an exegetically sensitive exploration of theological continuity between the testaments. Dr. Lee is currently an Assistant Professor of NT at Singapore Bible College. The following abstract is taken from the publisher’s website.

 

PICKWICK_TemplateThe Blessing of Abraham, the Spirit, and Justification in GalatiansTheir Relationship and Significance for Understanding Paul’s Theology
By Chee-Chiew Lee

 

What has the Spirit to do with the blessing of Abraham and justification? This book challenges the common assumption that the Abrahamic blessing and the Spirit are equated in Gal 3:14 and points out how an accurate understanding of the relationship between these two motifs contributes significantly to appreciating Paul’s overall argument in Galatians and his theology of justification. Even though Paul does not cite Old Testament passages on the promise of the Spirit in Gal 3:1-14, his arguments are nonetheless deeply influenced by the whole prophetic tradition about the Spirit. Most current discussions on the present and future aspects of justification have yet to consider the Spirit’s role in the latter. Given the renewed interest in Pauline justification, this book contributes to this important aspect of the Spirit’s role in future justification, which needs to be developed further in Pauline and New Testament theology.

 

Congratulations, Dr. Lee!

 

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About Carmen Imes

I entered Wheaton's doctoral program in 2011 with an Old Testament concentration under Dr. Daniel Block. I have an MA in Biblical Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Charlotte campus), and a BA from Multnomah University in Portland, Oregon. My husband, Danny, and I are missionaries with SIM and we have 3 great kids: Eliana, Emma, and Easton. You can find my personal blog at www.seminarymom.blogspot.com. I'm passionate about the Word of God, both written and incarnate, and I long to see our generation transformed so that we can truly know God and reflect Him to the world.
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