Tuesday, July 21, 2015

"The Deity of Christ": Blogging Through Morgan and Peterson - Introducing a New Series

As I have said before, there are different types of books. Some are not worth the paper they are printed on; others are worth barely a glance; some should be surveyed but not digested. Then there is a final category. There are some books that should be devoured and slowly read. On this blog I have tried to offer a few books I have found worth devouring and slowing taking in.

Last week I finished my latest series blogging through DA Carson's book Collected Writings on Scripture and you can find those links below. Thus this week I want to introduce the next book: The Deity of Christ edited by Drs. Christopher W. Morgan and Robert A. Peterson. In this post I want to offer a few reasons why it is worth blogging through.

First, I have had the blessed opportunity of having Dr. Morgan as a professor. The class was on the theology of the church and was extremely helpful. Morgan is a competent and gifted scholar. I know less of his co-editor but Morgan's work (much of it as an editor) is worth investing in. He is most known for his work on the doctrine of hell, but he has contributed to subjects such as theodicy, the glory of God, and other works.

Secondly, the deity of Christ is under assault today. On the liberal side, the deity of Jesus is openly denied. On the conservative side, Jesus is a sort of inhuman superman. This book points us in the right, orthodox direction.

Thirdly, Christology is the hub of Christian theology. That should be obvious, but it is often missed. Jesus is the center of prolegomena, creation, theology proper, anthropology, hamartiology, ecclesiology, soteriology, and eschatology. Thus we must get our Christology right.

Fourthly, why wouldn't we want to study the doctrine of Christ. He is the most written about (God-)man in history. Some hate him. Many love him. As a Christian we ought to look forward to diving deeper into our Lord and Savior - the Son of God.

So here we go. I hope to join us moving forward as we walk through this next work.


For more:
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - Introduction 
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - The Canonization of Scripture
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - The New Hermeneutics
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - Faith and Practice
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - Walter Bauer Thesis
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - Progressive Revelation
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - On Redaction Criticism
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - Final Word on Redaction Criticism
"Collected Writings on Scripture": Blogging Through Carson - On Perspicuity
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