- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Crossway; 1 edition (November 30, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1433537966
- ISBN-13: 978-1433537967
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
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- Average Customer Review: 31 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #451,952 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Jesus the Son of God: A Christological Title Often Overlooked, Sometimes Misunderstood, and Currently Disputed 1st Edition
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“No christological designation is as essential as ‘Son of God’; none is more important. This study makes that impressively clear by sound and careful exegesis and theological reflection in the face of misunderstandings and disputes, past and current. Once again, D. A. Carson serves the church well.”
—Richard B. Gaffin Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary
“I know what it is to reject Jesus as the ‘Son of God.’ As a former Muslim, nothing baffled and, quite frankly, angered me more than hearing Christians call Jesus ‘the Son of God.’ I thought such persons were blasphemers worthy of condemnation. But now, nothing gives me more joy than to know that Jesus is indeed the Son of God and that the title ‘Son of God’ carries far more truth and wonder than I could have imagined. So I welcome this volume from D. A. Carson with all the enthusiasm and joy of one who once denied the truth that Jesus is the Son of God. With his customarily clear, warm, careful, and balanced manner, Carson gives us a fresh exploration of a precious truth that so many Christians take for granted and so many Muslims misunderstand. If you want to know Jesus and the Bible better, this surely is one aid that will not disappoint.”
—Thabiti Anyabwile, Pastor, Anacostia River Church, Washington, DC; author, What Is a Healthy Church Member?
“What does it mean for us to confess that Jesus is the Son of God? D. A. Carson tackles this question in Jesus the Son of God. In this little book he lays a firm foundation to help the church understand ‘Son of God’ with reference to Jesus. After considering uses of ‘Son of God’ in Scripture, both in general and when applied to Jesus, Carson models the way systematic theology should be based on solid biblical exegesis. Carson is especially concerned to bring his study to bear on the controverted issue in missiological circles concerning how to present Jesus as Son of God in Christian and Muslim contexts. Here he critically, but kindly, calls for rethinking new translations that have replaced references to God the Father and Jesus as his Son to make them more acceptable to Muslims.
—Robert A. Peterson, independent researcher, St. Louis, Missouri
About the Author
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
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My favorite is the adoption aspect. God sent his Son to that we might receive adoption to sonship and then sends the Spirit of his Son into our hearts so that we too may cry out Abba Father.
To summarize Jesus is the true Son of God and any reflection in scripture shows the completeness of Jesus' sonship to the Father. The trinity is expressed as it ought to be and it is refreshing to be challenged to think deeply in what means for us
He builds a careful case (within the limitations of a short, popular format) for the various meanings of this and related phrases in many passages of Scripture, cautioning against the oversimplification that often comes with knee-jerk reactions about translation issues. His criticisms of "new translations" that seek to avoid the meaning of biological sonship are expressed charitably, but show clearly the associated risks and problems.
Carson concludes with implications for evangelism and for worship, as well as for Bible translation. Anyone who wants to be able to speak informedly about the translation issues should not ignore this book.
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Important and vital teaching about present understanding of Muslim doctrines on 'son of God'