The Kingdom of God (Theology in Community)
Allison, Gregg R.; Arnold, Clinton E.; Bradley, Anthony B.; Bray, Gerald; Bray, Gerald; Morgan, Christopher W. (Editor); Nichols, Stephen J.; Peterson, Robert A. (Editor); Waltke, Bruce K.; Yarbrough, Robert W.
“Jesus taught plainly and often about the kingdombut explaining the full meaning of his words has occupied theologians for centuries. This volume captures the biblical perspectivenot just Jesus’ words but the full scope of Scriptural insightin a comprehensive, readable, and thorough fashion. God will use it to reveal insight about his kingdom and change your perspective on kingdom living.”See All
President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological 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.”See All
Associate Professor of Biblical Interpretation, New Orleans Baptist 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!”See All
Associate Professor of Missions, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
“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. It’s 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.”See All
Associate Professor of Historical and Practical Theology, Covenant 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.”See All
Stephen T. Um
Senior Minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, MA; Adjunct Faculty, Gordon-Conwell 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 today’s Christians, and on to the consummation. For those in my generation captured by George Ladd’s already/not yet’ understanding of God’s 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.”See All
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, God’s people proclaim the kingdom and embody God’s rule in every dimension of society and culture, and across the fabric of human life.”See All
Dean and Associate Professor of Theology and Culture, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; editor, Theology and Practice of Mission
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, Robert Peterson, Christopher Morgan, 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 across the Old and New Testaments, in eschatological literature, in church history, and in culture today.
Contributions by: Bruce K. Waltke, Gerald Bray, Robert W. Yarbrough, Clinton E. Arnold, Gregg R. Allison, Anthony B. Bradley, Stephen J. Nichols.
Published August 2012
About the Authors
Robert W. Yarbrough (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is chair of the New Testament department and associate professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He has edited, authored, coauthored, or translated several books, including three by Eta Linnemann and a biography of Adolf Schlatter. He has also contributed articles on Schlatter to reference works.
Gregg R. Allison is an associate professor of theology and church history at Western Seminary in Portland.
Stephen J. Nichols (PhD, Western Theological Seminary) is a professor in the Division of Biblical Education at Lancaster Bible College. He is the author of several books, including The Reformation: How a Monk and a Mallet Changed the World. Nichols lives with his wife and children in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Anthony B. Bradley (PhD, Westminster Theological Seminary) is associate professor of theology and ethics at The King's College. He also serves as a Research Fellow for the Acton Institute for the Study of Religion and Liberty and is a sought-after commentator on current issues for major broadcast media such as NPR and CNN/Headline News.
Clinton E. Arnold (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is professor of New Testament language and literature at Talbot School of Theology in LaMirada, California.
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.
Bruce K. Waltke (PhD, Dallas Theological Seminary; PhD, Harvard Divinity School), acknowledged to be one of the outstanding contemporary Old Testament scholars, is professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and professor emeritus of biblical studies at Regent College in Vancouver. He has authored and coauthored numerous books, commentaries, and articles, and contributed to dictionaries and encyclopedias.
About the Editors
Robert A. Peterson is Professor of Systematic Theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is author or editor of twenty books, including Salvation Accomplished by the Son: The Work of Christ, Our Secure Salvation: Preservation and Apostasy, and, co-edited with Christopher Morgan, Hell Under Fire.
Christopher W. Morgan is professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. Author/editor of ten books and a teaching pastor of Helendale Community Church, he and and his wife, Shelley, have been married for twenty years and live in Helendale, California.
About the SeriesThe Theology in Community series assembles teams of scholars to explore key theological themes and apply them to contemporary concerns. Each volume approaches a topic from the vantage points of the Old and New Testaments, and historical, systematic, and practical theology. The books draw upon a variety of contributors to craft a unified and accessible message. They aim to help pastors, church leaders, and laypersons alike.
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