- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Crossway (November 11, 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581344430
- ISBN-13: 978-1581344431
- Product Dimensions: 5.6 x 0.7 x 8.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #660,783 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Bruce A. Ware (PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary) is professor of Christian theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, and has authored God's Lesser Glory, God's Greater Glory, and Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
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God's Greater Glory is a serviceable book providing a brief overview on the Doctrine of God and its related topics. Dr. Ware briefly addresses such perennially difficult questions such as the relationship between God's sovereignty and human freedom and the foreknowledge of God. He also includes an extended discussion on middle knowledge and compatibilist middle knowledge. The latter seems to be a formulation that is unique to Dr. Ware given his leanings toward a more Calvinistic approach to salvation.
If you're looking for something more stout and in-depth re: the Doctrine of God, then feel free to peruse some classic Systematic Theology texts by Francis Turretin, Herman Bavinck, Charles Hodge, and the like. For something more contemporary, there is Dr. John Frame's comprehensive work, The Doctrine of God. By the way, Dr. Ware references the latter quite extensively in the footnotes of God's Greater Glory. Lastly, this book explores highbrow topics without getting lost in the jargon. Dr. Ware's book is neither difficult nor a cakewalk, but somewhere in the middle in terms of readability. God's Greater Glory is worth a read.
However, there is one part of the book, and of Ware's theology, that I think needs to be cautioned against and corrected. This is his "Compatibilist Middle Knowledge". For those in the Reformed Perspective, you should be aware that Ware's perspective on middle knowledge is not very widely held. I think it is misguided and leads to confusion.
To know why I disagree with Ware, and for an excellent and relatively short article that will be clarifying and edifying, please read Paul Helm's "Shunning Middle Knowledge" article, found here http://paulhelmsdeep.blogspot.com/2009/05/shunning-middle-knowledge.html
To be clear, the book is well worth a read - as long as you take an extra fifteen minutes and read Helm's article as well!
The chapter on prayer (Chapter 7) is recommended by the elders of my church for Biblical guidance on prayer.