God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology is a unique theology, not one that focuses primarily on abstract doctrines, but one that focuses something every person understands: love. Particularly, this book focuses on God as love, as he expresses himself to us in Jesus Christ and through his actions in the Bible. Each theme is united in its relation to divine Love.
The theme of love is traced categorically throughout the Bible and includes an examination of God's own self-love, his love for creation, and his ultimate demonstration of love for humanity in his death on the cross. But this last element is not considered until Bray makes a thorough examination of what the Bible says about those, humans and angels, who rejected God's love. The cross overcomes this rejection, and it is in this respect that Bray combines both a biblical and systematic approach to a full-fledged theology rooted in the biblical concept of love.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 672 Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches) ISBN: 1433522691 ISBN-13: 9781433522697 Availability: In Stock
This uniquely accessible volume on systematic theology is written for the average Christian and traces the theme of Gods love through all the major doctrines of the Bible.
GERALD BRAY (DLitt, University of Paris-Sorbonne) is Research Professor at Beeson Divinity School and Director of Research for the Latimer Trust. He is a prolific writer and has authored or edited numerous books, including The Doctrine of God and Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present.
Gerald Bray is one of our leading evangelical scholars and teachers and he has given us here a magisterial overview of Christian belief and doctrine. A great example of theology in the service of the church.
-Timothy George, Founding Dean, Beeson Divinity School; General Editor, Reformation Commentary on Scripture
Soaked in the depth and breadth of the Christian tradition, Gerald Bray brings a rich wisdom to his exceedingly accessible Systematic Theology. Freshly organizing his approach around love, Bray does not fall into cheap sentimentality, but instead carefully teases out the drama and story of divine love and how it should inform our understanding of countless areas of theology and life. Students and laity in particular will find this volume immensely helpful, and I heartily recommend it to all!
-Kelly M. Kapic, Professor of Theological Studies, Covenant College
Intimidated by theology books? This is the book for you. Here youll find a firm place to stand to take in the full panorama of Christian beliefcentered around the wonderful and worship-inspiring truth of the love of God, and firmly anchored in the sure and certain word of God. If youve read Lewiss Mere Christianity or Stotts Basic Christianity and you long to know more, then youre ready to move on to Gerald Brays God Is Love.
-Stephen J. Nichols, Research Professor of Christianity and Culture, Lancaster Bible College
God Is Love is a warm, conversational, and contemporary systematic theology written by one of evangelicalisms leading thinkers. But it is much more. It is biblically saturated, historically rooted theological wisdom for the people of God.
-Christopher W. Morgan, Dean, School of Christian Ministries, California Baptist University; editor, Suffering and the Goodness of God
Gerald Bray delivers on his promisehe teaches Christians about the God who is love and about the love that this triune God shows to others. He keeps this promise by pointing insistently to Gods gracious speech in the Bible, and by showing consistently how it all hangs together in the story of this God and his gospel. This book is a gripping lesson from a master teacher. For introduction to biblical doctrineits sources and its implicationsChristians will find no better aid than this new treasure.
-Michael Allen, Assistant Professor of Systematic Theology, Knox Theological Seminary