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God's Wider Presence: Reconsidering General Revelation

Robert K Johnston

God's Wider Presence: Reconsidering General Revelation

Robert K Johnston

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:What are we to make of those occasional yet illuminating experiences of God's presence that occur outside both church and Scripture? We may encounter God's revelatory presence as we experience a beautiful sunset, the birth of a child, or a work of art, music, or literature. While theologians have tended to describe such experiences abstractly as mere traces or echoes, those involved often recognize such moments of transcendence as transformative.

Here senior theologian Robert Johnston explores how Christians should think theologically about God's wider revelatory presence that is mediated outside the church through creation, conscience, and culture. The book offers a robust, constructive biblical theology of general revelation, rooting its insights in the broader Trinitarian work of the Spirit. Drawing in part from the author's theological engagement with film and the arts, the book helps Christians understand personal moments of experiencing God's transcendence and accounts for revelatory experiences of those outside the believing community. It also shows how God's revelatory presence can impact our interaction with nonbelievers and those of other faiths.

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:What are we to make of those occasional yet illuminating experiences of God's presence that occur outside both church and Scripture? We may encounter God's revelatory presence as we experience a beautiful sunset, the birth of a child, or a work of art, music, or literature. While theologians have tended to describe such experiences abstractly as mere traces or echoes, those involved often recognize such moments of transcendence as transformative.

Here senior theologian Robert Johnston explores how Christians should think theologically about God's wider revelatory presence that is mediated outside the church through creation, conscience, and culture. The book offers a robust, constructive biblical theology of general revelation, rooting its insights in the broader Trinitarian work of the Spirit. Drawing in part from the author's theological engagement with film and the arts, the book helps Christians understand personal moments of experiencing God's transcendence and accounts for revelatory experiences of those outside the believing community. It also shows how God's revelatory presence can impact our interaction with nonbelievers and those of other faiths.

- Publisher

Meet the Author

Robert K Johnston

Robert K. Johnston is Professor of Theology and Culture at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of "Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue" and "Finding God in the Movies: 33 Films of Reel Faith", and editor of "Reframing Theology & Film: New Focus for an Emerging Discipline".

Table Of Contents

  • :contents
    foreword
    1. God's Wider Revelation
    2. Experiencing God Today: Our Turn To The Spiritual
    3. Reflecting On Experience: A Case Study--the Movie Event
    4. Broadening Our Biblical Focus, Part 1
    5. Broadening Our Biblical Focus, Part 2
    6. Engaging The Tradition
    7. Moved By The Spirit
    8. God's Wider Revelation Reconsidered
    index

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  • Catalogue Code 403674
  • Product Code 9780801049453
  • ISBN 0801049458
  • EAN 9780801049453
  • Pages 256
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Baker Book House
  • Publication Date Oct 2014
  • Sales Rank #55752
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 16 mm
  • Weight 0.353kg

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