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“This is an extremely lucid and readable book on a central Christian doctrine that is as profoundly important theologically as it has been quietly sidelined both by preachers and theologians! With admirable openness and straightforwardness, the author articulates the reasons why discussion of the ascension is so often avoided and addresses these with historically informed and, indeed, deep-thinking theological insight. This allows him to go on to demonstrate why the doctrine, rather than being shied away from, stands to be embraced as definitive of the Good News from which the Christian faith lives. This is a truly outstanding book for students, pastors and thinking Christians alike. I could not recommend it more enthusiastically!” —Alan Torrance

'...Dawson's case for the importance of the theology is convincing...what makes the book really special is the way that Dawson proceeds to work out the theology pastorally...Dawson is that rare thing, a true pastor-theologian. We need more of them. Read this book for the theology and apply it in your church.'
Volume 22, Number 3
(Steve Wilmshurst Anvil)

"One of the delights of [Dawson's] book is theway in which he brings out the extensive treatment which the ascension receivedin the Church fathers and in the writings of the magisterial Reformers. This isan important book on a neglected subject, which will be all the more valuablefor being written in a conversational style, fully accessible to thenon-specialist. It serves the needs of student and pastor alike, and shouldcertainly find an honoured place in every preacher's bookcase." — Themelios, October 2005 (Themelios)

"A very helpful book... any minsiter stuck for how to teach the ascension will find much help here. I heartily commend it" Matthew Sleeman, Churchman
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'This book is a welcome addition to the study of a neglected doctrine...Dawson's pastoral concern combined with his scholarly research makes this book suitable for a wide audience...For those of us studying the doctrine of the ascension in an academic setting, it is particularly refreshing to see the gulf between pastor and scholar being bridged.'
Sandra Fach, King's College, London, International Journal of Systematic Theology
(Sandra Fach, King's College, London, International Journal of Systematic Theology Oct 2005)

'...Dawson's case for the importance of the theology is convincing...what makes the book really special is the way that Dawson proceeds to work out the theology pastorally...Dawson is that rare thing, a true pastor-theologian. We need more of them. Read this book for the theology and apply it in your church.'
Volume 22, Number 3
(Sanford Lakoff Anvil)

“One of the delights of [Dawson’s] book is theway in which he brings out the extensive treatment which the ascension receivedin the Church fathers and in the writings of the magisterial Reformers. This isan important book on a neglected subject, which will be all the more valuablefor being written in a conversational style, fully accessible to thenon-specialist. It serves the needs of student and pastor alike, and shouldcertainly find an honoured place in every preacher’s bookcase.” – Themelios, October 2005 (Themelios)

"A very helpful book... any minsiter stuck for how to teach the ascension will find much help here. I heartily commend it" Matthew Sleeman, Churchman
(Sanford Lakoff)

'This book is a welcome addition to the study of a neglected doctrine...Dawson's pastoral concern combined with his scholarly research makes this book suitable for a wide audience...For those of us studying the doctrine of the ascension in an academic setting, it is particularly refreshing to see the gulf between pastor and scholar being bridged.'
Sandra Fach, King's College, London, International Journal of Systematic Theology
(Sanford Lakoff)

About the Author

Gerit Dawson is Minister of First Presbyterian Church, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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  • Paperback: 270 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury T&T Clark; 1 edition (May 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0567082210
  • ISBN-13: 978-0567082213
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,345,140 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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At last, a competent theologian who can write fairly clearly, perhaps because he is also a pastor! If what Gerrit Dawson is saying in "Jesus Ascended" is true than the Good News is very good indeed. As well as giving almost a thumbnail compendium from Early Church writings, Dawson zeroes in relentlessly on the point that when Jesus ascended he actually took us with him to the "heavenly places" (Ephesians 2:6). No, really took us there in the Spirit, not just in symbol. As a student of the trinitarian theologian Tom Torrance, Dawson derives these conclusions from the Incarnation of the God-Man, Jesus of Nazareth. He extrapolates a lot of this from John 21:18 where the newly risen Lord tells Mary on resurrection morning, "I am ascending to my Father and your Father and to my God and your God."

Solidarity with the Godhead! There it is! For Dawson the implications of the Ascension thus flow from the Incarnation as a seamless whole. "God became man that we may come to God" (Barth); "The Godhead was not stripped of humanity by the resurrection but adorned with it. He remains one of us" (Gregory Nazianzen); "The Son of God takes our humanity...sanctifies it by His vicarious life in the Spirit...and in his resurrection and ascension carries it into the holy place of God" (James Torrance).

This is heady stuff indeed but Dawson seems on solid Chalcedonian footing in tying the Ascension to the Incarnation and Resurrection--as J.I. Packer might say: three mysteries for the price of one!
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Rarely does a book come along that suggests a known theological topic (the ascension of Christ) yet completely grasps you with the depth, the Scriptures and the thoughtfulness of this book. The author helps us to think through the aspects of Christ's raised physical body and how that body exists in time and space and place and yet, as fully God, Christ's deity exists beyond time and space. This is a volume every Christian pastor and teacher should read and a doctrine that is handled superbly by the author. Yes, it does go deep at themes, burt the thinking and the examples never derail the reader but taking them too deep. It is by far a "5 star" in my library.
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I bought the book as a reference for a class I was teaching. In addition to a wealth of information, as well as quotations from ancient and modern sources, I found eye-opening insights that changed forever my perception of Jesus' ascension. I can't recommend it more highly.
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The Ascension is the part of Apostles' Creed that we repeat often, but don't think much about or consider the implications of. Dawson does a fine job of drawing out the Scriptural teaching on the meaning of the Ascension and why it matters that Jesus is reigning in heaven as King of all Creation. There was much here that spurred my thinking, and even practical application as to how to present this material in a church setting.
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