The Eternal Word, Vol. I/1: God Speaking To Us.
The set to which this volume belongs is informally entitled "The Eternal Series," because each volume of the set unfolds an aspect of the reality of God's relationship with humanity that reaches from eternity past to eternity future. The formal title of the series is "An Evangelical Introduction to Reformational Theology." Here are the volume titles:
Part I: Scripture: The Revealed Source For Theology
I/1 The Eternal Word: God Speaking To Us
I/2 The Eternal Torah: Living Under God
Part II: God: The Personal Source Behind Theology
II/1 The Eternal God: God Revealing Himself To Us
II/2 The Eternal Christ: God With Us
II/3 The Eternal Spirit: God Living In Us
Part III: Redemption: The Christ-Centered Heart of Theology
III/1 The Eternal Purpose: Living In Christ
III/2 Eternal Righteousness: Living Before God
III/3 Eternal Salvation: Christ Dying For Us
III/4 Eternal Life: Christ Living In Us
Part IV: Consummation: The Lived Shape of Theology
IV/1 The Eternal People: God in Relation To Israel
IV/2 The Eternal Covenant: Living With God
IV/3 The Eternal Kingdom: Living Under Christ
Part V: Method: The Comprehensive Foundation of Theology
V/1 Eternal Truth: The Prolegomena of Theology
These volumes have been written for the informed Christian who is somewhat familiar with both the Bible and Christian theology.
As you will learn in these volumes, that order-first Bible and then theology-is crucially important. So too is the distinction (but not the separation!) between these two: the Bible is not theology, and theology is not the Bible. Both following that order and honoring that distinction are prerequisites for healthy, charitable, and enduring Christianity.
Dr. Willem J. Ouweneel is a Dutch author whose three doctorates-one each in biology, philosophy, and theology-rank him among the premier Bible scholars of this generation, and equip him with breadth of vision and depth of insight.
When these volumes are read alongside an open Bible, the patient reader will acknowledge the authority of the claims being defended. The reader's certitude will ultimately come to rest, not in any particular theological system or model, but in the inspired, infallible Word of God, and more importantly, in the God of that Word. As such, this entire series and these volumes are fresh and faithful reformulations of the essence of biblical faith and life as that was transmitted throughout the centuries, was rediscovered in the Reformation, and has come to be known as Reformational theology: sola Scriptura, sola gratia, sola fide, solus Christus, soli Deo gloria.
Willem J. Ouweneel is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at the Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium. He holds PhD degrees in Biology (University of Utrecht, 1970), Philosophy (Free University in Amsterdam, 1986) and Theology (University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, 1993). A well-known evangelical speaker and debater, Dr. Ouweneel’s many books include The World is Christ’s: A Critique of Two Kingdoms Theology and The Heidelberg Diary: Daily Devotions on the Heidelberg Catechism. He resides in the Netherlands.
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Size: 15.24 x 4.6 x 22.86 cm