Highlighting one of the main theological buzzwords in use today, The Kingdom of God seeks to eliminate the confusion surrounding this concept—the notion of God’s kingdom and kingdom living. Drawing upon a variety of contributors, this book first provides a roadmap to the varying ideas of the kingdom throughout history and their implications for theology and life today, and then craft a unified and accessible message of the kingdom from the vantage points of the Old and New Testaments, as well as historical, systematic, and practical theology.
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Jesus taught plainly and often about the kingdom—but explaining the full meaning of his words has occupied theologians for centuries. This volume captures the biblical perspective—not just Jesus’ words but the full scope of Scriptural insight—in a comprehensive, readable, and thorough fashion. God will use it to reveal insight about his kingdom and change your perspective on kingdom living.
—Jeff Iorg, president, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary
Morgan and Peterson have put together a collection that brings clarity and precision to an often blurry discussion. Like the other volumes in the Theology in Community series, it is biblically informed, theologically incisive, and pastorally sensitive. Those looking for a guide to understanding the significance of the kingdom—past, present, and future—will do well to consult The Kingdom of God.
—Stephen T. Um, senior minister, Citylife Presbyterian Church, Boston, Massachusetts
Christopher W. Morgan is professor of theology and dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University. He holds a PhD from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary and is the author and editor of several books including Hell Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents Eternal Punishment.
Robert A. Peterson holds a PhD from Drew University and is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. He is the author and editor of numerous books including Calvin and the Atonement.