God is Love: A Biblical and Systematic Theology
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Meet the Author
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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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.