Sons and daughters of God: An account of a systematic theology of adoption

Braeutigam, Michael (2008) Sons and daughters of God: An account of a systematic theology of adoption. MTh(R) thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The doctrine of adoption has received little attention throughout the history of theology. This paper serves as a contribution towards a systematisation of the reformed doctrine of adoption. The cause of adoption is seen as rooted in the Trinitarian agency: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit co-act in redemptive adoption. In analysing "adoption" in the New Testament (in the Synoptics and in the writings of the apostles John and Paul), we are led to a threefold interpretation regarding its effects. That is, adoption is embedded in a conceptual network, consisting of judicial notions (Roman adoption metaphor), transformational aspects (regeneration, new birth), and an eschatological prospect. The doctrine of adoption is a comprehensive doctrine, which is demonstrated by its global presence within the ordo salutis. Finally, redemptive adoption is always to the glory of God.

Item Type: Thesis (MTh(R))
Qualification Level: Masters
Additional Information: Adviser: Principal Professor Donald Macleod,
Keywords: Adoption, huiothesia, sonship, fatherhood, Trinity, Synoptics, John, Paul.
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BT Doctrinal Theology
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > Theology and Religious Studies
Supervisor's Name: Supervisor, not known
Date of Award: 2008
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:2008-71112
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 10:49
Last Modified: 09 Jul 2021 06:40
Thesis DOI: 10.5525/gla.thesis.71112

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