Great Is the Lord Theology for the Praise of God

ISBN-10: 0802833004

ISBN-13: 9780802833006

Edition: 2008

Authors: Ron Highfield

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List price: $32.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Publication date: 8/15/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Ron Highfield (B.A., M.Th., Harding University; M.A., Ph.D., Rice University), Professor of Religion at Pepperdine University, is the author of Great is the Lord: Theology for the Praise of God (Eerdmans, 2008).and articles in Theological Studies, the Christian Scholars' Review, the Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, Faculty Dialogue, the Stone-Campbell Journal, and Restoration Quarterly.

Preface
Abbreviations
Knowing God
The Word Is Near You: Revelation, Scripture, and Tradition
Revelation
Can We Know God?
What Is Revelation?
Revelation as Feeling?
Natural Revelation
Holy Scripture
Scripture and the Apostolic Tradition
The Christian Canon
The Doctrine of Scripture
Tradition
The Roman Catholic View
The Protestant View
A Continuing Role for Tradition?
With All Your Heart and Mind: Reason, Experience, and Theology
Reason
Reason's Uses
Reason Abused
Experience
Experience Used
Experience Abused
Experience in Retrospect
Theology
Expanded Definition and Brief Justification
The Method of Theology
Objections to Theology from Ordinary Believers
Elements and Activities of Theology
What Fools Don't Know: The Existence of God
Asking the Right Question
A Misleading Question
The Right Question
Opposing Options
The Pagan Option
The Atheist Option
The Agnostic Option
God's Self-Demonstration
Arguments for God's Existence
Cosmological Arguments
The Moral Argument
The Ontological Argument
The Usefulness of the "Proofs"
What God's Existence Means
The Cosmic Meaning
The Existential Meaning
Where Being Means Loving: The Tri-unity of God
The Traditional Doctrine of the Trinity
The Triune Teaching in Scripture
Trinitarian Texts
Deity-Affirming Texts
Person-Distinguishing Texts
Texts That Unify the Persons
The Trinity in the Old Testament
Theological Examination of the Doctrine of the Trinity
The Gospel, the Economic, and the Immanent Trinity
Alternatives to the Doctrine of the Trinity
Coherence and Consistency
The Divine Attributes
Where Words Praise and Silence Adores: The Divine Attributes
Thinking the Incomprehensible and Speaking the Ineffable
An Unusual Question
The Analogy of Faith and the Divine Attributes
The Grammar of Attribute Language
Objections to the Traditional Grammar
Classifying the Attributes
The Unity of the Attributes
The Biblical Teaching on the Attributes
The Biblical Names of God
Statements of Direct Attribution
Statements about God's Actions
Narratives of God's Actions
The Praise of Israel and the Church
Summary of Biblical Data on the Attributes
Love Transcendent: Divine Love, Righteousness, and Holiness
God Is Love
Scriptural Teaching
Theology of the Love of God
Contrary Views: Is God's Love Really Free?
Response to the Critics: Yes, God's Love Really Is Free
The Amazing Nature of Divine Love
The Holiness of His Love
The Holy God in Scripture
Theology of God's Holiness
Domesticating the Holy
The Righteousness of God
Righteousness in Scripture
Theology of God's Righteousness
Questioning God's Righteousness
Love's Humility, Charity's Skill: Divine Grace, Mercy, Patience, and Wisdom
The Grace of God
The Gracious God of Scripture
Amazing Grace
The Unity of Grace with Holiness and Righteousness
Great Is His Mercy
The Merciful God of Scripture
Perspectives on God's Mercy
The Patience of God
God's Patience in Scripture
Theology of God's Patience
The Wisdom of God
Wisdom in Scripture
Theology of Wisdom
Where Life Lives Triumphant: Divine Freedom, Life, Spirituality, and Personhood
Divine Freedom
Scripture
The Tradition
Theology of Divine Freedom
The Living God
Life in Scripture
Theology of Divine Life
God Is Spirit
Spirit in Scripture
Theology of Spirit
The Tri-Personal God
Person in Scripture
Theology of Personhood
Conclusion
The Only "One and Only": Divine Uniqueness and Simplicity
Divine Uniqueness
The Teaching of Scripture
Theology of God's Uniqueness
Divine Simplicity
The Tradition
Theology of Divine Simplicity
A Christian Answer to the Simplicity Problem?
Where All Times Meet: Divine Omnipresence and Eternity
God's Omnipresence
The Scriptural Teaching
The Tradition
Theology of Omnipresence
The Eternal God
What Scripture Says
The Tradition
Theology of God's Eternity
The Relationship of Eternity and Time
Modes of Contemporaneity?
Where Knowing and Doing Converge: Divine Omniscience and Omnipotence
The All-Knowing God
Omniscience in Scripture
Theology of God's Knowledge
Does God Really Know All Things?
Yes, God Really Does Know All Things
Taking Sides
The Omnipotence of God
Divine Omnipotence in Scripture
The Traditional Teaching
Theology of Omnipotence
Is God's Power Really Unlimited?
Divine Omnipotence and Human Freedom
Love's Passionate Serenity: Divine Immutability, Impassibility, and Glory
The Immutability of God
Divine Immutability in Scripture
Immutability in the Tradition
Theology of Divine Immutability
Contemporary Objections to Immutability
In Defense of Immutability
The Impassibility of God
Why Impassibility?
Contemporary Critics of Impassibility
The Glory of God
Glory in Scripture
Theology of God's Glory
Does God Do Everything for His Own Glory?
Ethics
Or the Stones Will Cry Out: The Ethics of the Doctrine of God
The Divine Command
God's Command in Scripture
Christian Ethics as the Theology of God's Command
The Eternal Command of God
God's Command to Creatures
The Ethics of the Doctrine of God
Seek Him!
Follow Him!
Praise Him!
Bibliography
Index of Names and Subjects
Index of Scripture References
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