Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God

Great Is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God

by Ron Highfield
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802833004

ISBN-13: 9780802833006

Pub. Date: 08/28/2008

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


In keeping with the classic Christian tradition, Great Is the Lord sets out the doctrine of God in a way that illumines the mind, moves the heart, and stirs the soul to praise the triune God. Ron Highfield introduces students, ministers, and others to the “traditional” doctrine of God held by the majority of the church from the second…  See more details below

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In keeping with the classic Christian tradition, Great Is the Lord sets out the doctrine of God in a way that illumines the mind, moves the heart, and stirs the soul to praise the triune God. Ron Highfield introduces students, ministers, and others to the “traditional” doctrine of God held by the majority of the church from the second to the twentieth century: God is triune, loving, merciful, gracious, patient, wise, one, simple, omnipotent, omniscient, eternal, omnipresent, immutable, impassible, and glorious.

Irenically challenging open theism and process theology, Highfield shows that the classical doctrine of God actually preserves our confidence in God's love and his liberating action better than its opponents do. This traditional doctrine, Highfield argues, grounds our dignity and freedom in the center of reality, the trinitarian life of God. Highfield's work maintains the highest intellectual standards throughout even as it offers a true theology for the praise of God.
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802833006
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
691,141
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Knowing God

1 The Word Is Near You: Revelation, Scripture, and Tradition 3

2 With All Your Heart and Mind: Reason, Experience, and Theology 38

3 What Fools Don't Know: The Existence of God 69

4 Where Being Means Loving: The Tri-unity of God 104

Pt. II The Divine Attributes

5 Where Words Praise and Silence Adores: The Divine Attributes 141

6 Love Transcendent: Divine Love, Righteousness, and Holiness 164

7 Love's Humility, Charity's Skill: Divine Grace, Mercy, Patience, and Wisdom 192

8 Where Life Lives Triumphant: Divine Freedom, Life, Spirituality, and Personhood 222

9 The Only "One and Only": Divine Uniqueness and Simplicity 255

10 Where All Times Meet: Divine Omnipresence and Eternity 275

11 Where Knowing and Doing Converge: Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence 312

12 Love's Passionate Serenity: Divine Immutability, Impassibility, and Glory 358

Pt. III Ethics

13 Or the Stones Will Cry Out: The Ethics of the Doctrine of God 401

Bibliography 429

Index of Names and Subjects 445

Index of Scripture References 458

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