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How Justification by Faith Transforms Lives and Communities

One day theologian Miroslav Volf was visiting a friend who pastors a church in Sandtown, a desperately poor and dangerous neighborhood in Baltimore. As Volf's friend was explaining the blight of inner city life, the friend pointed out a powerful but largely untapped resource for renewing places like Sandtown—the biblical doctrine of justification by faith.

Volf was shocked because, as a professor of theology ...

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