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The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology

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The Glory of God

God’s glory is one of the most important concepts in the Bible, yet it remains abstract and ambiguous to most Christians. Can we ever understand such glory?

In The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology, Philippe Viguier examines the eight types of glory described in the Old and New Testaments and presents his findings in an approachable manner that is relevant to daily Christian life. A biblical theology that is both practical and purposeful, The Glory of God offers systematic analysis with exegesis delving into the original Greek and Hebrew. Once God’s glory is biblically expounded and revealed, Viguier says, the Christian can’t mistake the divine call for unity and reflection or the incomparable goodness, beauty, and praise-worthiness of God as king, savior, judge, and creator.

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“God’s glory is the ever-increasing revelation of His essence and purposes, displayed through His word, His works, and His felt presence, which calls for the receiver’s unity and reflection, and tells of His incomparable goodness, beauty, and praiseworthiness as perfect King, Savior, Judge, and Creator, and of the unequaled reputation attached to His name.” (source)

“The imagery conveys the idea of glory in the nobility, greatness, reputation, and majesty of the one who carries it” (source)

“God’s glory is too active to be captured by a simplified, human-made compartmentalization” (source)

“God’s glory is the created brightness that surrounds God’s revelation of Himself” (source)

“God’s glory is a necessary aspect of His existence and cannot be taken from Him” (source)


  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: Key Biblical Terms
    • Secondary Terms in the Old Testament
    • Kabod
    • Doxa
    • Shekinah
    • A Concise Definition of Glory
  • Chapter Two: Old Testament Key Passage: Exodus 33:12–34:35
  • Chapter Three: New Testament Key Passage: John 1:1–18
  • Conclusion: How Then Shall We Live?

Product Details

  • Title: The Glory of God: A Biblical Theology
  • Author: Philippe P. L. Viguier
  • Publisher: Lexham Press
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 99

About the Author

Philippe Paul-Luc Viguier completed his MDiv at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California. He currently serves as the college pastor at Lake Hills Community Church in Castaic, California.

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