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One of the most important books on the Kingdom since G. E. Ladd, this volume offers a robust theology and is corroborated by the very series in which it stands. Fourth book in the noted Theology in Community series, The Kingdom of God establishes the significance of this doctrine from the perspectives of biblical theology, systematic theology, history, pastoral application, missiology, and cultural analysis.
- Bruce Waltke
- Robert Yarbrough
- Gerald Bray
- Clinton Arnold
- Gregg Allison
- Stephen Nichols
- Anthony Bradley
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Publication Date: 2012
Series: Theology in Community
The kingdom of God is a very large biblical category indeed. Accordingly, a comprehensive understanding of the kingdom would illuminate many aspects of theology. With this in mind, Bruce Waltke, Robert Yarbrough, Gerald Bray, Clinton Arnold, Gregg Allison, Stephen Nichols, and Anthony Bradley have collaborated to articulate a full view of the kingdom of God across multiple disciplines. One of the most important books on the kingdom since G. E. Ladd, this volume offers a robust theology and is corroborated by the very series in which it stands. Fourth in the noted Theology in Community series, The Kingdom of God establishes the significance of the kingdom from the perspectives of biblical theology, systematic theology, history, pastoral application, missiology, and cultural analysis.
President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Morgan and Peterson have put together a collection that brings clarity and precision to an often blurry discussion. Like the other volumes in the Theology in Community series, it is biblically informed, theologically incisive, and pastorally sensitive. Those looking for a guide to understanding the significance of the kingdompast, present, and futurewill do well to consult The Kingdom of God.
-Stephen T. Um,
Senior Minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, Massachusetts; Adjunct Faculty, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
A timely and refreshing look at an oft neglected, misunderstood, but central doctrine of the BibleThe Kingdom of God will inspire, inform, and edify pastors, students, laymen, and scholars alike. This work charts a course between the Scylla of an over-spiritualized conception of the kingdom and the Charybdis of an over-realized understanding of the kingdom of God. It does so by following the contours of the Bible in its arrival at a relevant biblical understanding of the kingdom consistent with the best of the evangelical tradition. A must-have in the library of every serious student of the Bible!
Associate Professor of Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
The essays within provide a fresh and helpful assessment of the multifaceted meaning of the kingdom of Godfrom the Old Testament and the ancient covenants, to the New Testament and todays Christians, and on to the consummation. For those in my generation captured by George Ladds already/not yet understanding of Gods kingdom, this work is a noteworthy twenty-first-century expansion of how complex and important the kingdom theme is both for orthodoxy and for orthopraxy.
Professor of Biblical Studies, Union University; author, The Illustrated Guide to Biblical History
In this elegant volume, seven distinguished theologians wrestle with the big questions surrounding the biblical notion of kingdomultimately forging a path for the church where there is no inherent conflict between kingdom preaching and kingdom living, between orthodoxy and orthopraxy. As ambassadors of the king, Gods people proclaim the kingdom and embody Gods rule in every dimension of society and culture, and across the fabric of human life.
Dean and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; editor, Theology and Practice of Mission
At a time when scholars continue to wrangle over various interpretations of the kingdom and pastors seek to find clear, concrete ways to express kingdom living to their congregations, we have in this volume a foundational work that will assist scholars and pastors alike for years to come. Its all herethe history of the debate, biblical theology, systematic theology, and very practical application. As I finished reading this book, I knew that my understanding of the kingdom was forever enlarged; perhaps more significantly, I knew that my heart would never again be satisfied with anything less than kingdom life.
Associate Professor of Historical and Practical Theology, Covenant Seminary
Chris Morgan and Robert Peterson have done a masterful job of searching out a comprehensive construct of the concept of the kingdom of God. Through world-class scholars, they have presented, as promised, the historical, biblical, theological, and ethical precepts of the kingdom. What a gift of understanding they have given to the body of Christ.
Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
Pastor JonathanPensacola, FLAge: 25-34Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5A Great intro to the topic of the Kingdom of GodJanuary 9, 2013Pastor JonathanPensacola, FLAge: 25-34Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Kingdom of God (Theology in Community), edited by Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson, is an anthology exploring the biblical notion of the kingdom of God. Seven honored theologians (Gregg R. Allision, Clinton E. Arnold, Anthony B. Bradley, Gerald Bray, Stephen J. Nichols, Bruce K. Waltke, and Robert Yarbrough) take on the big questions of kingdom by each covering a facet of kingdom thought. Each scholar presents a brief essay (or two as in the case of Waltke and Yarbrough) in the form of a chapter. The topics include: The Kingdom in Historical and Contemporary Perspective, The Kingdom in the Old Testament (Both in covenants and story), The Kingdom in the New Testament (comparing Matthew and Revelation with Mark through the epistles), The Kingdom and Miracles, Satan, and Demons, The Kingdom and the Church, The Kingdom and Eschatology, and the Kingdom Today.
Each chapter-essay was well written and seeming worthy of its own book. It was great to read from such a variety of scholars in one volume. However because each chapter stood in ordered isolation from the others there was a small bit of overlap on certain facets of thought such as eschatology and Revelation. It would have been interesting to have a recorded dialogue from the other scholars at the end of each chapter. As it is each chapter genuinely stands alone leaving the title of this series (Theology in Community) somewhat misleading.
Overall I thought it was a great book and well worth your time if you are looking for a somewhat conservative scholarly volume on the Kingdom of God.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Crossway as part of their Reviewer program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."