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God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology

Gerald Bray
God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology
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God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology

Gerald Bray

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While there is no substitute for personal, faithful, and careful Bible reading and prayer, the Bible's vast size and diversity can make distilling its truth a daunting task. Thus most Christians benefit from supplemental resources to help learn and apply what Scripture teaches.

Renowned theologian, Gerald Bray has produced just such a resource in his new systematic theology. Though packed with robust content, he writes about this volume: "the aim . . . is to reach those who would not normally find systematic theology appealing or even comprehensible."

This volume is unique from others in that Bray traces the common theme of God's love through the Bible categorically--from God's love for himself and his creation to the cross as the ultimate expression of God's love, among other categories. The centrality of God's love in Bray's theology reflects a deep conviction that the Bible shows us God for who he really is. This volume will be of interest to Christians seeking to grow in their faith.



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About "God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology"

While there is no substitute for personal, faithful, and careful Bible reading and prayer, the Bible's vast size and diversity can make distilling its truth a daunting task. Thus most Christians benefit from supplemental resources to help learn and apply what Scripture teaches.

Renowned theologian, Gerald Bray has produced just such a resource in his new systematic theology. Though packed with robust content, he writes about this volume: "the aim . . . is to reach those who would not normally find systematic theology appealing or even comprehensible."

This volume is unique from others in that Bray traces the common theme of God's love through the Bible categorically--from God's love for himself and his creation to the cross as the ultimate expression of God's love, among other categories. The centrality of God's love in Bray's theology reflects a deep conviction that the Bible shows us God for who he really is. This volume will be of interest to Christians seeking to grow in their faith.


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Meet the Author

Gerald Bray

Gerald Bray (D. Litt., University of Paris-Sorbonne) is Research Professor at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama and Director of Research for the Latimer Trust in Cambridge.

He is the author of The Doctrine of God (Contours of Christian Theology series, IVP); Biblical Interpretation: Past and Present (Apollos); Creeds, Councils, and Christ (Christian Focus Publications); Yours is the Kingdom: A systematic theology of the Lord's Prayer and most recently We Believe in One God (Volume 1, Ancient Christian Doctrine, IVP) and Commentaries on Romans and 1-2 Corinthians (Ancient Christian Texts, IVP).

He is also the editor of the Anglican journal Churchman, and has edited three volumes in the Ancient Christian Commentary Series (IVP) and the fist volume on Galatians and Ephesians (Volume 10, Reformation Commentary on Scripture Series, IVPress, 2011) and has most recently written God Is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology (Crossway, 2012).
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A disapointment - and not worth the effort
2 stars By Jim Sparks, Dec 29 2016
I read this book because I had previously read the author's "God Has Spoken", which looked at the historical development of Christian theology. I really liked this book, and when I saw that the author had written a Systematic Theology, I was quite excited to read it as well.

It was a disappointment.

This is not a Systematic Theology in the normal sense, in fact, I wouldn't call it a Systematic Theology at all. It is more a series of (at times rambling) essays. They are often disjointed. They do not flow evenly. And they are not really a systematic study of the Scriptures. I persevered because I had purchased the book.

There were also some very glaring errors.

1)	James, the brother of John, was not one of the "pillars" that Barnabas and Paul spoke to because by this time James, the brother of Jesus, had long been dead.
2)	It does make a difference that baptizo means "to dip" when we think about baptism, and just because "so many people do it differently" doesn't really confuse the issue. The issue has been confused because so many people haven't really listened to what the Bible says.
3)	Baptists do not practice "adult baptism", but "believer's baptism". There is a very important distinction.

I would not recommend this book, and I will not read it again. In fact, I will most probably give it away.
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  • Catalogue Code 337452
  • Product Code 9781433522697
  • ISBN 1433522691
  • EAN 9781433522697
  • Pages 768
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category Systematic Theology
  • Publisher Crossway
  • Publication Date Mar 2012
  • Sales Rank #68342
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 46 mm
  • Weight 0.001kg

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