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The Kingdom and the Church: A Zondervan Digital Short [Kindle Edition]

Michael S. Horton
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Book Description

Michael Horton writes, “Some Christians so stress the ‘kingdom living’ of individual believers in the world that the church and its partial manifestation of the kingdom of God through the means of grace become subordinate. Others confuse the church with that kingdom in its fully realized form.” In his development and delineation of a theology of both the kingdom and the church, Horton seeks to show that they are interrelated but not identical. Along the way he explores the difference between the cultural mandate and the Great Commission, biblical images of the church, the ecclesiologies of various Christian traditions, and the integral connection between eschatology, ecclesiology, and kingdom. Derived from Michael Horton’s recently released The Christian Faith, already one of the most significant systematic theologies of the past 50 years, this digital short tackles one of today’s theological hot topics with insight and charity.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1014 KB
  • Print Length: 55 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Up to 5 simultaneous devices, per publisher limits
  • Publisher: Zondervan (April 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great overview of the Church April 17, 2013
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The author has given us a superb overview of the nature and image of the Church of Jesus Christ. That section is well explored and tied together very well and also contrasted with other opinions. I felt that there could have been more conclusion on the Church's place in the Kingdom of God in the here and now. I realize that might have opened a large door to the views on millennialism, but it might have been a good conclusion in the discussion questions to lead the reader to other recommended books on the Kingdom of God. I highly recommend the book by Dr. Kim Riddlebarger, "A Case for Amillennialism." There is no comparable book to that one. The author of this book gives us a real gift by referring to the book on the 96 Images of the Church in the New Testament by Minear. This book is a terrific tool and resource.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Quick Read on the Kingdom December 26, 2012
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For those who follow Mike's work, you will read nothing here you can't find in his much larger People and Place volume. But for newcomers thinking deeply about kingdom and church, this is a great place to start.
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