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The Benefit of Christ: Living Justified Because of Christ's Death
Juan de Valdes and Don Benedetto

Edited by James M. Houston 

Introduction by Leon Morris

Publisher ‏ : ‎ Multnomah Press; First Printing edition (January 1, 1984)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 198 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0880700637
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0880700634
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 12.8 ounces

Format Paperback | 236 pages
Dimensions 140 x 216 x 13mm | 305g
Publication date 15 Apr 2003
Publisher Regent College Publishing,US
Publication City/Country Bellingham, United States
Language English
Illustrations note black & white illustrations
ISBN10 1573832510
ISBN13 9781573832519

About the Book

Almost unknown by evangelical Christians today, Juan de Valdes' and Don Benedetto were Italian Reformers who penned what are probably the two most significant works of the Italian Reformation: One Hundred and Ten Considerations and On the Benefit of Jesus Christ, Crucified. Both writers protested not merely against the corruption of the Roman Catholic Church, as Martin Luther did, but went further to challenge the Italian humanism of the Renaissance. While John Calvin's Institutes richly teach the doctrine of the atonement by faith, the thought of Juan de Valdes' reflects more of a struggle and debate among a group of friends about how the experience of justification by faith is actually lived out. The writings of Don Benedetto develop similar ideas about the centrality of Christ's death, and the role that assurance and joy play in the Christian life.

Table of Contents 

Preface to the Classics of Faith and Devotion

Editor's Notes About Valdés and Benedetto

Introduction by Dr. Leon Morris

PART 1: The Experience of Justification by Faith

1. The Nature of the Christian Life

2. Knowing God

3. The Holy Spirit in the Life of the Believer

4. The Christian's Prayer Life

5. The Christian's Use of Scripture

6.The Christian's Vocation

7. The Benefits of a Justified Life in Christ

PART 2: The Assurance of Justification by Faith

8. The Nature of Original Sin

9. The Purpose of the Law

10. Why Forgiveness of Sins Depends Upon Jesus Christ

11. The Results of a Living Faith in Christ

12. How the Christian Clothes Himself with Jesus Christ

13. Some Remedies for the Lack of Assurance

Appendix:  A Guide to Devotional Reading

Scripture Index

Subject Index