The Kingdom of God (Biblical Theology For Life Series)
In the last hundred and fifty years the kingdom of God has emerged as one of the most important topics in theology, New Testament studies, and the life of the church. But what exactly is the kingdom of God? What...
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In the last hundred and fifty years the kingdom of God has emerged as one of the most important topics in theology, New Testament studies, and the life of the church. But what exactly is the kingdom of God? What does it mean for the people of God and what does it mean for how they live in the world?
In The Kingdom of God, part of the Biblical Theology for Life series, Nicholas Perrin explores this dominant biblical metaphor, one that is paradoxically the meta-center and the mystery in Jesus' proclamation. After survey interpretations by figures from Ritschl to N. T. Wright, Perrin examines the "what, who, and how" questions of the kingdom. In his sweepingly comprehensive study, Perrin contends that the kingdom is inaugurated in Jesus' earthly ministry, but its final development awaits later events in history. In between the times, however, the people of God are called to participate in the reign of God by living out the distinctly kingdom-ethic through hope, forgiveness, love, and prayer.
Jonathan Lunde (Ph.D., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School) is associate professor of biblical studies and theology at Talbot School of Theology of Biola University. He has contributed articles to The Dictionary of Jesus and the Gospels and The New Dictionary of Biblical Theology. He is the author of Following Jesus, the Servant King: A Biblical Theology of Covenantal Discipleship. Jon and his wife, Pamela, have three children and reside in Brea, California.
Nicholas Perrin (Ph.D., Marquette University) former research assistant to N.T. Wright, is associate professor of New Testament at Wheaton College Graduate School, Illinois. He is the author of numerous books and articles, including Thomas and Tatian: The Relationship between the Diatessaron; Questioning Q (with Mark Goodacre); Thomas: The Other Gospel; Lost in Transmission?: What We Can Know about the Words of Jesus and Jesus the Temple
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- <p>in The Last Hundred And Fifty Years The Kingdom Of God Has Emerged As One Of The Most Important Topics In Theology, New Testament Studies, And The Life Of The Church. But What Exactly Is The Kingdom Of God? What Does It Mean For The People Of God And What Does It Mean For How They Live In The World?</p> <p>in <em>the Kingdom Of God</em>, Part Of The Biblical Theology For Life Series, Nicholas Perrin Explores This Dominant Biblical Metaphor, One That Is Paradoxically The Meta-center And The Mystery In Jesus' Proclamation. After Survey Interpretations By Figures From Ritschl To N. T. Wright, Perrin Examines The "what, Who, And How" Questions Of The Kingdom. In His Sweepingly Comprehensive Study, Perrin Contends That The Kingdom Is Inaugurated In Jesus' Earthly Ministry, But Its Final Development Awaits Later Events In History. In Between The Times, However, The People Of God Are Called To Participate In The Reign Of God By Living Out The Distinctly Kingdom-ethic Through Hope, Forgiveness, Love, And Prayer.</p> <p>x</p>