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A comprehensive restatement of the classic Reformed doctrine of justification by faith alone. Fesko explains the doctrine in terms of the ordo and historia salutis, as well as in the light of recent challenges.

  • A comprehensive defense of justification by faith alone
  • Treats several theological traditions and current exegetical, theological, and ecumenical debates
  • Includes discussion of the covenant of works, union with Christ, the New Perspective on Paul, Eastern Orthodoxy, and Roman Catholicism 
  • Reflects a pastor-scholar’s sensitivity to the important issues

John Fesko has given the church a thorough and welcome treatment of the doctrine of justification. It is reliable, Reformed, and relevant. Now I know where to direct students, ministers, and interested congregants for a ‘one stop shop’ overview of justification by faith alone.”
—Guy Prentiss Waters, Associate Professor of New Testament, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi

Well informed, careful, and full of insight, this book is destined to become a standard work for all those who want a deeper understanding of this crucial doctrine. In addition to providing sound exegesis of relevant passages, Fesko is sensitive to important nuances in historical theology and contemporary discussions.”
—Michael S. Horton