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On Earth as in Heaven: Theopolis Fundamentals

ISBN: 9781683596134
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The heavenly city of God resurrects the cities of men.

On Earth as in Heaven calls the church to embrace her identity and mission as one shaped by biblical theology and liturgy. The world grows increasingly polarized and politicized, but the church’s commission remains unchanged. Christians carry out Jesus’s mission by being the church. To change the world, the church needs only to be what she is—the bride of Christ—and to do what she does—teach, preach, sing, pray, break bread. Cultural and political mission and individual witness and service all spring from the church’s liturgical life. As the church proclaims God’s word and practices vibrant liturgy, she is God’s heavenly city, shining as a light to the world.

Praise for On Earth as in Heaven

Dr. Leithart endlessly fascinates me, whether in agreement or disagreement. What he cannot be is ignored. The Theopolitan Vision is but another example for why Peter Leithart is one of Protestantism’s most creative thinkers.

—Andrew T. Walker, Associate Professor of Christian Ethics, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

As a convictional Baptist, I find myself both disagreeing at points but heartily commending the work of Peter Leithart, whose writing is beautiful, theologically rich, and soul-stirring. As Christians continue to debate the role of the church in the world, this book is a helpful guide, pointing all Christians, everywhere toward Scripture and the Great Tradition. In a polarized age, Leithart encourages God’s people to consider their calling in the world, both in the timeless rhythms of weekly gathered worship and in the myriad ways the church should engage community and country. This is a work that thoughtful believers will be interacting with for years to come.

—Daniel Darling, director of the Land Center for Cultural Engagement at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; author of several books, including The Dignity Revolution and A Way With Words

  • Introduction
  • Volume 1: The Theopolitan Vision
    • Blessed City
    • Tasting the End
    • City of Light
    • Angels at the Gates
    • Treasures of Kings
  • Volume 2: Theopolitan Reading
    • Spiritual Reading
    • World
    • Adam
    • Eve
    • Eden
  • Volume 3: Theopolitan Liturgy
    • Place
    • Dialog
    • Sacrifice
    • Time
    • Joy
  • Volume 4: Theopolitan Mission
    • Making
    • Carpenter
    • Edification
    • Pilot
    • Vessels of Salvation
  • Title: On Earth as in Heaven: Theopolis Fundamentals
  • Author: Peter J. Leithart
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Pages: 520
  • Format: Logos Digital, Hardcover
  • Trim Size: 5.5x8.5
  • ISBN: 9781683596134

Peter Leithart is President of Theopolis Institute and serves as Teacher at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Birmingham. He is the author of many books, including a two-volume commentary on Revelation (T&T Clark, 2018), God of Hope (Athanasius, 2022), On Earth As In Heaven (Lexham, 2022), and a forthcoming book on God the Creator (IVP). He writes a fortnightly column at FirstThings.com, and has published articles in many periodicals, both popular and academic.

Leithart has served in two pastorates: He was pastor of Reformed Heritage Presbyterian Church (now Trinity Presbyterian Church), Birmingham, Alabama from 1989 to 1995, and was pastor of Trinity Reformed Church, Moscow, Idaho, from 2003-2013. From 1998 and 2013 he taught theology and literature fulltime at New St. Andrews College, Moscow, Idaho. He received an A.B. in English and History from Hillsdale College in 1981, and a Master of Arts in Religion and a Master of Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia in 1986 and 1987. In 1998 he received his Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge in England.

He and his wife, Noel, have ten children and fifteen grandchildren.


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