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Godly Jealousy: A Theology of Intolerant Love

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Divine jealousy plays a central role in God's activities throughout human history, yet it is virtually ignored among those in the Church today. Christians desire leaders who are dynamic, educated, and entertaining, but it is highly unlikely you will ever see jealousy as one of the desired qualities of leaders within the Church. However, jealousy is one of the primary attributes of the great leaders in the Bible.

As human jealousy is seldom uncontaminated with sin, it tends only to be understood as a negative emotion. The Bible tells us that our God is a jealous God, and Erik Thoennes offers us unique insights into godly jealousy as taught in Scipture, and also looks closely at biblical leaders who displayed godly, human jealousy. Thoennes masterfully draws ethical and theological implications from godly jealousy for the 21st Century. This book is a must read for anyone who is concerned with character development and who seeks to understand one of the central values needed in the Church today.

  • An in-depth look at suffering and the sovereignty of God
  • An appendix dealing with annihilationism
  • A glossary of Scripture dealing with the subject of temptation
  • All Scripture references linked to the Bibles in your library
This is an important book on a neglected subject! Erik Thoennes shows that God is pleased with those today who, like Phineas, David, Paul, and Jesus himself, are jealous for the honor of our great God in an age that increasingly disregards him and his commands. Carefully researched and clearly written, this book shows that there is a good kind of godly jealousy which will give backbone and courage to our Christian lives.

Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Bible and Theology Phoenix Seminary, Phoenix, Arizona

Because the virtues are mutually reinforcing and require the presence of other virtues to be developed fully, a life of character will remain elusive if a particular virtue is disregarded. Today, jealousy has a public relations problem: It is widely misunderstood and regarded as a vice. In this scholarly yet accessible book, professor Thoennes fills a huge void regarding godly jealousy. With skill and admirable familiarity with the relevant literature, he restores godly jealousy to its proper place in a life well lived. Those concerned about character development cannot afford to neglect this book.

—J. P. Moreland, Distinguished Professor of Philosophy, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, California

  • Title: Godly Jealousy: A Theology of Intolerant Love
  • Author: Erik Thoennes
  • Publisher: Christian Focus
  • Print Publication Date: 2005
  • Logos Release Date: 2010
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Jealousy › Biblical teaching; God › Jealousy
  • ISBN: 9781845500276
  • Resource ID: LLS:GODLYJLSY
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-04-24T16:18:51Z

In the Logos edition, this digital volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Erik Thoennes is Assistant Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, La Mirada, California.

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