2023 Credo Magazine Book Award Winner - Systematic Theology & Dogmatics
Jesus is the divine Son of God who has taken on human nature in the incarnation. As prophet, priest, and king, he leads his people in a new exodus. In The Lord Jesus Christ, Brandon D. Crowe reflects on Christ’s person and work. Crowe traces christological concerns throughout the Old and New Testaments and church history and then presents systematic and practical implications. Through a combination of biblical, historical, and theological study, Crowe provides a fresh and robust statement of who Christ is and what he has done.
Written from a confessionally Reformed perspective in dialogue with the great creeds of the church, The Lord Jesus Christ provides a thorough and trustworthy guide to understanding Jesus and his salvific work.
These pages simply increase our admiration for Dr. Crowe’s gifts and our debt of gratitude for the particular gift he offers us in this study. The Lord Jesus Christ is to be treasured—and so is this wonderful book about him.
—Sinclair Ferguson, Chancellor's Chair of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary
We have here the solid and clear communication of orthodox doctrine, in a way that combines careful attention to the biblical texts and to the history of doctrine.
—Vern S. Poythress, Distinguished Professor of New Testament, Biblical Interpretation, and Systematic Theology, Westminster Theological Seminary
Here is a solid, readable, faithful Reformed Christology. Comprised of three sections—biblical, historical/dogmatic, and practical—the book provides a clear introduction to the person and work of Jesus Christ. Crowe’s joy in ‘the abiding grace of Jesus Christ’ is manifest on every page.
—Matthew Levering, James N. Jr. and Mary D. Perry Chair of Theology, Mundelein Seminary
Brandon Crowe has produced a substantial systematic statement of Christology for our day, uniting exegetical rigor, historical sensitivity, and theological profundity as well as igniting proclamation and mission by giving the church plenty of fuel for our highest end: knowing Jesus Christ.
—Harrison Perkins, pastor, Oakland Hills Community Church (OPC)
The precise intertwining of exegesis, systematic theology, and devotion makes this one of the best recent books on Christology that I have read. It is solid, thorough, and readable.
—Ryan M. McGraw, Morton H. Smith Professor of Systematic Theology, Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Understand. Proclaim. Act.
We Believe is a series of eight major studies of the Christian faith’s primary doctrines as confessed in the Nicene Creed and guided by the Reformed tradition. In each volume, trusted authors engage a major creedal doctrine in light of its biblical-theological foundations and historical development, fleshing out its spiritual, ethical, and missional implications for the church today.
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Integrating biblical and systematic theology with a missional and pastoral passion, this series promises not only to inform but to transform readers through the riches of God’s word. I highly recommend it.
—Michael Horton, J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California
Surely J. I. Packer is right to say regularly that the great need of our churches today is a renewal in catechesis. The “We Believe” series may well serve as a resource for that renewal by helping commend and clarify the faith and practice of the disciple of Jesus Christ.
—Michael Allen, John Dyer Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando
Brandon D. Crowe (PhD, University of Edinburgh) is associate professor of New Testament at Westminster Theological Seminary in Glenside, Pennsylvania, where he also serves as New Testament department coordinator and coordinator of the Greek language curriculum. He is the author or editor of several books, including The Obedient Son: Deuteronomy and Christology in the Gospel of Matthew and The Essential Trinity: New Testament Foundations and Practical Relevance, and is the book review editor for Westminster Theological Journal.