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The Doctrine of God (A Theology of Lordship) Hardcover – May 1, 2002
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The Doctrine of God received the 2003 ECPA Gold Medallion Award in the Theology and Doctrine Category. Congratulations, Dr. Frame, for this award reflecting many years of study on the topic of God's attributes and character.
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Frame properly mentions early on that the Protestant Reformation did not really touch on the area of Theology Proper that much. The Reformation focused on other theological loci such as soteriology and ecclesiology, but left much of the medieval understanding of Theology Proper fairly intact. Therefore, Frame's book, along with some other books that have come out recently, really represent the first serious attempt to apply Semper Reformanda to the Doctrine of God, and it is an effort that is long overdue. Frame's considerable interaction with non-evangelical views of God in this book amplify the fact that evangelical Protestantism has, for way too long, failed to develop a distinctly Protestant understanding of God that sets a reliable standard against heterodoxy.
In this book, Frame emphasizes the concept of God as covenant Lord, and develops much of the book in accordance with this organizing principle. While Frame is careful to note that covenant Lordship is not the only legitimate way to organize a Theology Proper, it is nonetheless a compelling approach given its constant theme throughout Scripture.Read more ›
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Desiring God Ministries
The popularity of J.I. Packer's classic book, Knowing God (1973), is evidence to the widespread desire in today's church to reclaim the center of Christianity in the knowledge of God. In recent times, the need to understand why major disasters and calamities have occurred underscores the yearning of the society at large to understand who God is and why He does what He does, why He would allow so much suffering to occur if He is truly good. More recently, in response to 9/11 or the bridge collapse in Minnesota, many Christians are even questioning whether or not God truly had control of the events. Some have argued that God allows and uses suffering in the world to amplify the dire need in people to repent of their sins, including unbelief, and to put their trust in the atoning work of Christ on the cross. In spite of this, many still are left dumbfounded by life's circumstances about the will of God in all these things.
This pervasive rejection of the God of Scripture in secularism and alternative spirituality and religions compels us as Christ's ambassadors to call unbelievers to be reconciled with God (2 Cor 5:20). What this undeniably implies is that we actually know this God of whom we confess, so that we would be ready in season and out of season, to give a biblical defense for the hope we have in Jesus Christ (2 Tim 4:2; 1Pet 3:15). While postmodern epistemology may be accurate to assert that we cannot exhaustively know everything about God, we can however know with certainty everything that God has explicitly revealed about himself in Scripture. In "The Doctrine of God", John Frame, professor of systematic theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, provides a concise exposition of theology proper as defined in Scripture.
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Very thorough treatment of the topic. This is not a quick read.Published 4 months ago by Father of 6
“The work of theology is not to repeat the language of Scripture, but to apply the language of Scripture to our thought and life.” (Pg. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Ryan Delfft
Dr. Frame's book is a well-crafted work of art. He has a clear focus and executes with remarkable precision. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Eric Mitchell
A rather political theology...parochial and seems to misread the lament of modernity that it has something to contribute to theology.Published 8 months ago by Gregg Alan Smith
This is the third book in this serial publication that I read. I think that John M. Frame did an outstanding work in this theological collection. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Luis A. R. Branco
A Great textbook for students and laypersons studying Theology or Theism‼️Published 18 months ago by Mildred Grayson
In this volume John Frame applies his "perspectival approach" (Frame, 1987) to issues relating to the doctrine of God. Read morePublished on March 6, 2012 by Jacob