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This first volume in the Theology of Lordship series addresses the implications for life and thought of the fact that God is the Lord and we are his servants by creation and redemption. Accordingly, Frame develops an epistemology based on the idea of servant thinking—the way a servant is to think in the presence of his Lord.
In the course of his inquiry, Frame focuses on the nature of theology (the application of God’s word to all areas of life) and its various methodological aspects. The book is also an introduction to apologetics, for it attempts to show what it is to know God and how people can come to know him as a friend rather than an enemy.
Like other books in the Theology of Lordship series, this volume analyses God’s lordship by means of threefold distinctions that derive ultimately from the doctrine of the Trinity. Lordship is God’s control, authority, and presence, and that triad provides three “perspectives” essential to human knowledge.
In the Logos edition of this volume, you get easy access to Scripture texts and to a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Hovering over Scripture references links you instantly to the verse you’re looking for, and with passage guides, word studies, and a wealth of other tools from Logos, you can delve into God’s Word like never before!
A magnificent treatment that will be a standard work for decades. Frame stands in the great Reformed tradition of Calvin and Charnock, Hodge and Bavinck, yet in his treatment of the doctrine of God, he surpasses them all with an amazing breadth of knowledge and depth of understanding. In every section, Frame brings fresh insight to old doctrines.
—Wayne Grudem, research professor of Bible and theology, Phoenix Seminary
A meticulously biblical, remarkably cogent, and powerfully transforming presentation.
—Richard L. Pratt Jr., president, Third Millennium Ministries
John M. Frame (MDiv, Westminster Theological Seminary, MPhil, Yale University, DD, Belhaven College) is professor of systematic theology and philosophy at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. He is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America. Previously, he taught at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia (1968–80) and Westminster Theological Seminary in California (1980–2000).