CROSSWAY BOOKS BY D. A. CARSON. For the Love of God, Volumes 1 and 2. Letters Along the Way (co-author, John D. Woodbridge). The Difficult Doctrine of . The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson is just a short book (96 pages) that is drawn from four lectures he delivered in The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God has ratings and reviews. Demetrius said: Carson shows that the word ‘love’ has semantic range, but I.

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Dec 30, John rated it really liked it Shelves: Christianity is not just a faith for the intellectuals, and we even see this in the biblical account where scoffers laugh at Paul when he speaks on the Rock of Ares the Aeropagus, or Mars Hill in Athens. Those pieces also made it easier for me to understand the concepts.

How is this the case? I don’t think he ever made d.a.carsoh clear, other than perhaps placing the love of God on a scale – the strongest being intra-trinitarian love and the weakest being for the reprobate. Granted, there is the basic concept of Christ dying for our sins so that through the grace of God and our faith in him, we are granted eternal life, but even then that is not all that simple.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

What I took away from reading this was an awareness of the need to be cautious in adopting any viewpoint that claims to have this stuff all figured out. In the fourth sense, yes, not in d.a.cadson fifth sense, though.


But in another sense we are to love it by going through it and presenting the gospel. DA Carson is one of the clearest and deepest thinkers in the Reformed evangelical world. The most insightful parts of the book were Carson’s analysis of the “intra-Trinitarian love” of the Father and the Son.

Trivia About The Difficult Or No, the loves are different. Dd.a.carson what about the love of God? Four chapters growing out of four lectures make up this short book of some ghe pages.

He has been at Trinity since His book is not a difficult read, but is definitely recommended for its great insight, careful thought, and for its implications upon multiple areas of theology and life. Text in Context In this section Carson exegetes John 5: View all 3 comments. You May Also Like.

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Carson does a wonderful job of highlighting the most important xifficult while confining himself to a limited word count. He is a founding member and currently president of The Gospel Coalition.

And to what end did he write this book? But in the NT God’s wrath is brought forward in time and administered to Jesus. Jan 23, Ryan Bare rated it really liked it. From this foundation, Carson builds the book around four themes: Doxtrine providential love over all that he has made. God’s passions do not flare up out of control. He likes the sufficient for all, efficient for the elect phrasing.


He is able to do.

May 09, John rated it it was amazing. There is much more that he could say on the subject, and I wish he had. His perfections do not become subsumed and lost in the love of God, nor does His love get subsumed and lost in His many perfections.

So we do not have a rote unemotionalism. The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God is a brief work and in no way attempts to bring resolution to various theological discussions, such as the extent of the atonement. Here he offers a realistic and sober analysis of the tired debate and puts forth a solution for both Arminians and Calvinists that should, in my opinion, be embraced by all as a much needed correction.

I am to love my neighbor and my wife. Chapter 4 Some view God as all-forgiving, but they down play or ignore his wrath.

We need to ask of the intent. This is an excellent, level-headed reflection upon the God of love as He is revealed in Scripture. I read his book Exegetical Fallacies years ago and used his book on the Sermon on the Mount in a sermon series. The providential love of God where he provides the just and the unjust. Nov 13, Brient P rated it really liked it.

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