The Doctrine of God

P&R, 2002
ISBN: 9780875522630
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Overview

This second volume in the Theology of Lordship series provides Frame’s fullest exegetical defense of the centrality of God’s lordship in Scripture. It shows in detail the three aspects of that lordship—God’s control, authority, and presence—and then shows that all the Bible’s teaching about God’s nature and actions can be understood as applications of his lordship. God acts and speaks to us so that we may know that he is Lord. In this way, we can better understand the importance of Jesus’ lordship as creator and savior and the lordship of the Holy Spirit as he brings Christ to us and us into Jesus’ presence.

Frame also discusses the traditional controversies: divine sovereignty and human responsibility, the goodness of God and the evil in the world, whether we should ever speak of God as “mother,” the possibility that God “changes” in some way, the nature of miracles, divine election, and whether God is “in time.” On many of these issues, Frame explores new ground, remaining all the while within the bounds of Reformed orthodoxy.

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!

The Doctrine of God was the winner of the 2003 ECPA Gold Medallion Award for Theology and Doctrine.

Key Features

  • Discusses God’s lordship through Trinity doctrine
  • Examines many of the traditional doctrinal controversies
  • Presents a Reformed perspective on a variety of theological questions

Contents

  • Part One: Yahweh the Lord
  • Part Two: Some Problem Areas
  • Part Three: A Philosophy of Lordship
  • Part Four: The Acts of the Lord
  • Part Five: Biblical Descriptions of God
  • Part Six: The Triune God

Praise for the Print Edition

May prove to be one of the most useful all-purpose, “nuts and bolts” theology books written in this generation. . . . Its analytical clarity and style is complimented by a remarkably warm, non-technical, down-to-earth, “shirt-sleeve” approach.

—Philip Blosser, professor, Lenoir-Rhyne College

Extremely relevant . . . simply the best thing I have seen in this area.

—Reginald McLelland, professor of philosophy, Covenant College

No Christian who is serious about thinking God’s thoughts after him can afford to miss this book.

Peter J. Leithart, pastor, Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho

Product Details

  • Title: The Doctrine of God
  • Author: John M. Frame
  • Series: Theology of Lordship
  • Publisher: P & R
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 992
  • Christian Group: Reformed
  • Resource Type: Topical
  • Topic: Doctrine of God

About John M. Frame

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).

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