Taking a fresh approach to theology, Kinlaw examines familiar categories through the primary lens of the person and work of Jesus, revealing rich pictures of the nature of God, personhood, sin, salvation, and sanctification. Three metaphors---royal/legal, familial, and nuptial---describe the nature of the relationship God desires with us and serve as motifs for Kinlaw's reflections. 160 pages, hardcover from Zondervan.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 160 Vendor: Zondervan Publication Date: 2005 Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0310262615 ISBN-13: 9780310262619 UPC: 025986262617 Availability: In Stock
This book presents a new way of doing theology proper. Instead of starting with the usual philosophical arguments for the existence and nature of God, Dennis Kinlaw proposes and shows what it means to start theology with Jesus.
Dr. Dennis F. Kinlaw (PhD Brandeis) is the founder of the Francis Asbury Society in Wilmore, Kentucky and former president of Asbury College. He is the author of This Day with the Master, Preaching in the Spirit, The Mind of Christ, and We Live as Christ. Dr. Kinlaw is married to Elsie Katherine Blake and they have five children. They reside in Wilmore, Kentucky. SPANISH BIO: Dr. Dennis f. Kinlaw es doctor en filosofia y letras, Brandeis, fundador de la Sociedad Francis Asbury en Wilmore, Kentucky. Es autor de This Day with the Master, Preaching in the Spirit y otros. Tambien ha escrito para varios periodicos y comentarios, incluyendo el Expositor's Bible Commentary (Cantar de los cantares). Reside en Wilmore, donde ha sido presidente de Asbury College durante dieciocho anos, junto con Elisie, su querida esposa, que es tambien la primera dama de Asbury.
Scholarly and spiritually insightful, this book views theology through the Person of Jesus Christ. This approach allows an incisive look at the uniqueness of Christianity by quickly getting to the heart of the Gospel. The often-quoted philosophical arguments about the existence of God are bypassed for an intimate revelation of the reality of Jesus.
Christ literally stands at the crossroads of the worlds religions. While the concept of God seems to merge with other beliefs, the ministry of Jesus stands alone. There is no parallel in other religions, which makes an ideal starting point for defining theological ideas. The authors penetrating reflections will cause readers to think deeply on this issue.
By using familiar Christian convictions and filtering them through the Person of Jesus, there is a renewed appreciation and understanding of vital doctrines. The nature of God, the problem of sin and the means of sanctification come into sharper focus when viewed through this lens. The divine association of the Trinity is also revealed in a marvelous and majestic way.
This book needs to be read slowly and carefully. Its obvious the author has a brilliant mind, filled with spiritual wisdom. These pages literally overflow with excellent thoughts, enabling the diligent reader to uncover some amazing insights. This is a serious study; however, its more than just an intellectual pursuit. By starting with Jesus, there is a profound blending of theology and worship. The author, who is a respected biblical scholar, has both the intelligence and the spiritual sensitivity to make this subject relevant and rewarding to every reader! Joyce Handzo, Christian Book Previews.com