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The Deity of Christ (Theology In Community Series)

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The biblical teaching about the deity of Christ is a precious truth and foundational to the Christian faith. It has been called "the most distinctively Christian doctrine of all"- one that must be taught and preserved.^

^With this in mind, Robert Peterson, Christopher Morgan, Andreas Kostenberger, Steve Wellum, Gerald Bray, Alan Gomes, Ray Ortlund Jr., Stephen Nichols, and J. Nelson Jennings have collaborated to develop a theology of Christ's divinity across multiple disciplines. Combining first-rate evangelical scholarship with rich application, their work examines this central doctrine from contemporary, historical, biblical, systematic, apologetic, and missional perspectives.

^^This accessible volume - the third in the noted Theology in Community series - guides readers to the significance of Christ's deity across the Old and New Testaments, in Johannine literature, in popular culture and church history, and among cults and world religions. With its keen theological insight and straightforward application, this volume will give pastors, students, and educated readers a clear and useful treatment of the deity of Christ.^^



- Publisher ;This is a well-crafted, faithfully biblical, meticulously worked out study of the deity of Christ that brings us from the Old Testament through the New Testament, and into the modern world. This is a superb study. ; -David F. Wells, Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ;Eight outstanding scholars make a compelling case biblically, theologically and historically for the deity of Jesus. If he is God incarnate then Christianity is true. If he is not, then the Christian faith is false. Powerful arguments are marshaled and convincing evidence is set forth in the volume that demonstrates that Jesus is indeed the God-man. Read this book for your mind as well as your soul. Both will be blessed. ; -Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ;Morgan and Peterson are to be commended for putting together another outstanding volume for Crossway's Theology in Community series. The editors have assembled a first-rate group of authors to produce this highly commendable volume. The subject of the deity of Christ is carefully explored and clearly expounded from the perspectives of biblical, historical, and systematic theology. Important and timely applications for apologetics and missiology are also appropriately included. The deity of Christ is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith and The Deity of Christshould be essential reading for faithful followers of Jesus Christ. ; -David S. Dockery, President, Union University ;Nothing should be more important and more interesting to a Christian than Jesus. And nothing is more important or more interesting about Jesus than the fact that he is God. His deity is at the heart of the gospel's wonder for the believer, and it is the blunt force of the traumatic offense of the gospel to those who disbelieve. I cannot imagine a more important truth to unpack. Morgan and Peterson have organized an indispensable resource for this fundamental doctrine. The Deity of Christachieves the rare balance between scholarly credibility and accessible practicality. Reading its pages generated waves of worship from each chapter. This volume will inform your mind and feed your soul with the undeniable, undiminished deity of Jesus. ; -Rick Holland, Executive Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; Director, Resolved Conference ;In the introduction to this volume, the editors invite you on a journey to discover the biblical, historical, theological, practical, and missional aspects of the deity of Jesus. The book more than delivers on that promise, framing key issues and underlining pertinent points in confronting current movements undermining this crucial doctrine. More than merely a collection of academic essays, this book pulsates with the life of Jesus-evident in the passion of the writers and the life change he has produced in each of them. Affirming the deity of Jesus is not, ultimately, about winning arguments with detractors or proving points to the academy. It is about encountering Jesus! Reading these essays will challenge you intellectually and enrich you spiritually, deepening both your understanding of Jesus and submission to him as Lord. When you fully comprehend the magnificence of our Lord Jesus Christ, no other response will do. ; -Jeff Iorg,President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary ;As you read this volume your spirit will breathe a heartfelt ;thank you' to the editors and writers. They write of the deity of Christ-this north star of Christian doctrines-with fresh perspective and historical foundation, theological depth and personal challenge. The strength of biblical evidence for the deity of Jesus expressed in these pages is wonderfully overwhelming! ; -Tom Holladay, Teaching Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California; Purpose Driven Connection; P.E.A.C.E. Plan

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The biblical teaching about the deity of Christ is a precious truth and foundational to the Christian faith. It has been called "the most distinctively Christian doctrine of all"- one that must be taught and preserved.^

^With this in mind, Robert Peterson, Christopher Morgan, Andreas Kostenberger, Steve Wellum, Gerald Bray, Alan Gomes, Ray Ortlund Jr., Stephen Nichols, and J. Nelson Jennings have collaborated to develop a theology of Christ's divinity across multiple disciplines. Combining first-rate evangelical scholarship with rich application, their work examines this central doctrine from contemporary, historical, biblical, systematic, apologetic, and missional perspectives.

^^This accessible volume - the third in the noted Theology in Community series - guides readers to the significance of Christ's deity across the Old and New Testaments, in Johannine literature, in popular culture and church history, and among cults and world religions. With its keen theological insight and straightforward application, this volume will give pastors, students, and educated readers a clear and useful treatment of the deity of Christ.^^


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;This is a well-crafted, faithfully biblical, meticulously worked out study of the deity of Christ that brings us from the Old Testament through the New Testament, and into the modern world. This is a superb study. ; -David F. Wells, Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary ;Eight outstanding scholars make a compelling case biblically, theologically and historically for the deity of Jesus. If he is God incarnate then Christianity is true. If he is not, then the Christian faith is false. Powerful arguments are marshaled and convincing evidence is set forth in the volume that demonstrates that Jesus is indeed the God-man. Read this book for your mind as well as your soul. Both will be blessed. ; -Daniel L. Akin, President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary ;Morgan and Peterson are to be commended for putting together another outstanding volume for Crossway's Theology in Community series. The editors have assembled a first-rate group of authors to produce this highly commendable volume. The subject of the deity of Christ is carefully explored and clearly expounded from the perspectives of biblical, historical, and systematic theology. Important and timely applications for apologetics and missiology are also appropriately included. The deity of Christ is an essential doctrine of the Christian faith and The Deity of Christshould be essential reading for faithful followers of Jesus Christ. ; -David S. Dockery, President, Union University ;Nothing should be more important and more interesting to a Christian than Jesus. And nothing is more important or more interesting about Jesus than the fact that he is God. His deity is at the heart of the gospel's wonder for the believer, and it is the blunt force of the traumatic offense of the gospel to those who disbelieve. I cannot imagine a more important truth to unpack. Morgan and Peterson have organized an indispensable resource for this fundamental doctrine. The Deity of Christachieves the rare balance between scholarly credibility and accessible practicality. Reading its pages generated waves of worship from each chapter. This volume will inform your mind and feed your soul with the undeniable, undiminished deity of Jesus. ; -Rick Holland, Executive Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, California; Director, Resolved Conference ;In the introduction to this volume, the editors invite you on a journey to discover the biblical, historical, theological, practical, and missional aspects of the deity of Jesus. The book more than delivers on that promise, framing key issues and underlining pertinent points in confronting current movements undermining this crucial doctrine. More than merely a collection of academic essays, this book pulsates with the life of Jesus-evident in the passion of the writers and the life change he has produced in each of them. Affirming the deity of Jesus is not, ultimately, about winning arguments with detractors or proving points to the academy. It is about encountering Jesus! Reading these essays will challenge you intellectually and enrich you spiritually, deepening both your understanding of Jesus and submission to him as Lord. When you fully comprehend the magnificence of our Lord Jesus Christ, no other response will do. ; -Jeff Iorg,President, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary ;As you read this volume your spirit will breathe a heartfelt ;thank you' to the editors and writers. They write of the deity of Christ-this north star of Christian doctrines-with fresh perspective and historical foundation, theological depth and personal challenge. The strength of biblical evidence for the deity of Jesus expressed in these pages is wonderfully overwhelming! ; -Tom Holladay, Teaching Pastor, Saddleback Church, Lake Forest, California; Purpose Driven Connection; P.E.A.C.E. Plan
- Publisher

Meet the Authors

Christopher Morgan (Ed)

Christopher W. Morgan (Ph.D., Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is associate dean and associate professor of theology at California Baptist University in Riverside, California. He is senior pastor at First Baptist Church in Barstow, California. He is author of Jonathan Edwards and Hell and general editor (with Robert Peterson) of Hell Under Fire, Suffering and the Goodness of God and Faith Comes by Hearing: A Response to Inclusivism, and he is currently writing a commentary on the book of James.
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Robert Peterson (Ed)

Robert A. Peterson (Ph.D., Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He was formerly professor of New Testament and theology at Biblical Theological Seminary in Hatfield, Pennsylvania. His books include Getting to Know John's Gospel: A Fresh Look at Its Main Ideas, Why I Am Not An Arminian, Hell on Trial: The Case for Eternal Punishment, Calvin's Doctrine of the Atonement, Adopted by God: From Wayward Sinners to Cherished Children and Hell Under Fire (coedited with Chris Morgan, Zondervan). He has written numerous articles, was a contributor to the second edition of the Evangelical Dictionary of Theology (Baker) and edits Covenant Seminary's journal, Presbyterion.

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Excellent treatment of Christ's divinity.
5 stars By Wally Bocos, Aug 23 2017
Excellent and scholarly work written for a seminary level reader. The book is profound with many biblical evidences for the divinity of Jesus.  broken up into 10 chapter from today's understanding of Christ's deity to biblical understandings; O.T - Gospels - John's - Apostolic.

Of great interest was chapter 9. The deity of Christ and the cults. Introducing a well-handled short primer on Jehovah's Witnesses and Mormon belief, referenced with Arianism and Monarchianism. 
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