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Doctrine of the Word of God

, 2010
ISBN: 9780875522647

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This fourth and final volume in the Theology of Lordship series discusses God’s Word in modern theology, and how God’s Word comes to us as his controlling power, meaningful authority, and personal presence.

Dr. Frame posits that God’s speech to man is real—like one person speaking to another. “God speaks so that we can understand him and respond appropriately. Appropriate responses are of many kinds: belief, obedience, affection, repentance, laughter, pain, sadness, and so on. God’s speech is often propositional: God’s conveying information to us. But it is far more than that. It includes all the features, functions, beauty, and richness of language that we see in human communication, and more. So the concept I wish to defend is broader than the ‘propositional revelation’ that we argued so ardently forty years ago, though propositional revelation is part of it. My thesis is that God’s Word, in all its qualities and aspects, is a personal communication from him to us.”

Interested for more from Dr. Frame? Also check out his Systematic Theology and Salvation Belongs to the Lord: An Introduction to Systematic Theology.

Resource Experts
  • Examines Scripture in modern theology
  • Lays out the meaning and purpose of God’s Word in our lives
  • Discusses the Bible as both authoritative and personal communication from God

Top Highlights

“My thesis is that God’s word, in all its qualities and aspects, is a personal communication from him to us.” (Page 3)

“The term inerrancy actually says much less than we need to say in commending the authority of Scripture. I will argue that Scripture, together with all of God’s other communications to us, should be treated as nothing less than God’s personal word.” (Page 7)

“In Scripture, subjective revelation is the Spirit’s illumination of objective revelation. It brings the objective truth of Scripture into our hearts, communicating to us a vital personal relationship with Christ.” (Page 36)

“So we may distinguish three kinds of revelation: (1) objective revelation, (2) subjective revelation received in unbelief, and (3) subjective revelation received in faith.” (Page 38)

“My basic definition: Scripture contains all the divine words needed for any aspect of human life.” (Page 220)

  • Title: The Doctrine of the Word of God
  • Author: John Frame
  • Series: A Theology of Lordship
  • Publisher: P&R
  • Print Publication Date: 2010
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Word of God (Christian theology); Reformed Church › Doctrines
  • ISBNs: 9780875522647, 0875522645
  • Resource Type: Systematic Theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T23:21:23Z
John Frame

John M. Frame (b. 1939) is an American philosopher and a Calvinist theologian especially noted for his work in epistemology, presuppositional apologetics, systematic theology, and ethics. He is one of the foremost interpreters and critics of the thought of Cornelius Van Til. Dr. Frame formerly taught at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, and Westminster Theological Seminary.


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