Terminology Tuesday: Exemplarism

*The belief that Jesus’ life and ministry is primarily an example to humans of how to live uprightly before God rather than a means of providing something that humans cannot gain on their own. Many opponents of Exemplarism argue that the theory assumes that humans in their sinful condition have the ability to conform to the character and life of Jesus.

God Bless
Brian Mason

**Stanley J. Grenz, David Guretzki & Cherith Fee Nordling, Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press, 1999), p. 49