The Lordship of Christ: Serving Our Savior All of the Time, in All of Life, with All of Our Heart
Poythress, Vern S.
“For anyone looking for a clear, accessible, and biblically sound introduction to the kingship of Christ as understood in the Kuyperian strain of the Reformed tradition, this is the book that fills the bill. What makes the Kuyperian understanding of the kingdom so attractive to many is that it calls Christians to be active in every sphere of society and culture (not least the academy), and this book does an excellent job of illustrating the cultural claims of Christs rule. At the same time, Poythress is careful to highlight some of the potential pitfalls of such an emphasis on Christian cultural engagement. One of the books strengths is its liberal use of pertinent Bible texts to illustrate its points, without falling into facile proof-texting. An added bonus is that the book includes an extensive appendix in which the author enters into dialogue with the proponents of so-called two kingdoms theology, where in a non-polemical way he points out some of the conceptual confusions that have too often bedeviled the discussion around this topic.”See All
Albert M. Wolters
Professor Emeritus of Religion, Redeemer University College; author, Creation Regained
“My good friend Vern Poythress has written Redeeming Science, Redeeming Sociology, Redeeming Mathematics, and Redeeming Philosophy, as well as excellent books on linguistics and logic. The Lordship of Christ expounds the foundation beneath all these other studiesnamely, the fact that Christ rules over every area of human life. This is the principle rediscovered by Abraham Kuyper, that every square inch in the universe belongs to Jesus. Poythresss book contains a strong biblical defense of this principle. It also contains the best discussion yet of the one-kingdom/two-kingdoms controversy.”See All
John M. Frame
J. D. Trimble Chair of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
“Vern Poythresss fine book argues a truly radical thesis: that Jesuss lordship is as wide as creation and therefore is as wide as our everyday activities. He shows how Jesuss saving works and Word apply to absolutely every sphere of lifeto art and science, business and entrepreneurship, scholarship and education, politics and economics. Any Christian who wishes to honor the Lord Christ in the totality of his or her life should buy this book and read it immediately.”See All
Bruce Riley Ashford
Provost and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
The Bible has a radical, earthshaking message about Jesus Christ. It says that he is not merely a human being, not merely a famous religious teacher, but the Lord of the universe. The truth of this message has profound implications for every sphere of life, including religion, politics, science, art, education, and even our understanding of the future. Covering each of these topics at the societal and individual levels, Poythress unpacks what it means to serve Christ as an expression of gratitude by people who have been saved by his grace. Helping readers grow in the knowledge of Jesus as not just their Savior but also their Lord, this book reveals the joy that can be found in serving him with all of our heart.
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