The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything

The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything

The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything

The Home of God: A Brief Story of Everything


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We live in the midst of a crisis of home. It is evident in the massive uprooting and migration of millions across the globe, in the anxious nationalism awaiting immigrants in their destinations, in the unhoused populations in wealthy cities, in the fractured households of families, and in the worldwide destruction of habitats and international struggles for dominance. It is evident, perhaps more quietly but just as truly, in the aching sense that there is nowhere we truly belong.

In this moment, the Christian faith has been disappointingly inept in its response. We need a better witness to the God who created, loves, and reconciles this world, who comes to dwell among us.

This book tells the "story of everything" in which God creates the world as the home for humans and for God in communion with God's creatures. The authors render the story of creation, redemption, and consummation through the lens of God's homemaking work and show the theological fruit of telling the story this way. The result is a vision that can inspire creative Christian living in our various homes today in faithfulness to God's ongoing work.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587434792
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/27/2022
Series: Theology for the Life of the World
Pages: 272
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Miroslav Volf (DrTheol, University of Tübingen) is the Henry B. Wright Professor of Theology at Yale Divinity School and founding director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture in New Haven, Connecticut. He has written more than 20 books, including A Public Faith, Flourishing, and Exclusion and Embrace (winner of the Grawemeyer Award in Religion).

Ryan McAnnally-Linz (PhD, Yale University) is associate director of the Yale Center for Faith and Culture. He is the coauthor, with Miroslav Volf, of Public Faith in Action and editor of The Joy of Humility and Envisioning the Good Life.

Table of Contents


Prelude: The Arrows of Our Longing
Overture: A Story of Home
Part 1: Exodus
1. Out of the House of Bondage
2. Life in God's Household
Part 2: The Word of Life
3. God Coming Home
4. Life and Light
Part 3: The Spirit of Life
5. Coming Home
6. Life in the Household
Part 4: The Fullness of Life
7. The Transition
8. Babylon
9. The New Jerusalem
Postlude: The Choice
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