God with Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God

Dr. Scott Oliphint, the professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Seminary, Philadelphia, has come out with a new work on Theology Proper. I have benefited greatly from him in Reasons for Faith, and his lectures on the Doctrine of God on iTunesU (as quickly paced as they were). I am looking forward to finally sitting down, and reading through his approach to Theology Proper, primarily focusing on The Son of God “as both the quintessential revelation of God’s character and the explanation of how he relates to us.” Can’t wait for my copy of  God with Us: Divine Condescension and the Attributes of God  to come in, and you can order your copy at the Westminster Bookstore, located here.


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Mike

This book seems to be covering the same material that was covered in “Reason For Faith”. How much new material is in the book?

Resequitur

The material is not necessarily new, however, the detail on the subject is more comprehensive. There were certain areas that Oliphint didn’t get into in “Reasons: For Faith”, for the sake of brevity, that he goes into more detail about in this book. If you’ve listened to his lectures “Doctrine of God” and read “Reasons: For Faith”, then you will notice that there are some points that you wish he would have gone into more detail about. One is, How God is essentially omnipotent, but says to Abraham in Gen 22:12 “…For now I know that you fear God..”. How He is immutable by His very Being, but we are told that “The Lord regretted that He had made human beings ” and how the essentially impassible God was “deeply troubled” in Gen 6:6. Oliphint answers this as Reformed Orthodoxy has, but with a Covenantal theme.


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