Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview

Kingdom Prologue Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview As intimated by the subtitle Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview the immediate literary focus of this study is the book of Genesis and its account of the formative ages in the eschatologi

  • Title: Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview
  • Author: Meredith G. Kline
  • ISBN: 9781597525640
  • Page: 267
  • Format: Paperback
  • As intimated by the subtitle, Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview, the immediate literary focus of this study is the book of Genesis and its account of the formative ages in the eschatological movement of the kingdom of God from creation to consummation As also indicated by the subtitle, our biblical theological commentary on Genesis is designed to uncover theAs intimated by the subtitle, Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview, the immediate literary focus of this study is the book of Genesis and its account of the formative ages in the eschatological movement of the kingdom of God from creation to consummation As also indicated by the subtitle, our biblical theological commentary on Genesis is designed to uncover the foundations of God s covenantally administered kingdom with its major historical developments and its institutional structures and functions In this way Kingdom Prologue seeks to provide an introductory sketch of the over all shape of the biblical worldview and the character of biblical religion.

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    1. A wonderful treatment of Genesis and its foundational contribution to the Bible. Kline draws on his expertise of the ancient near east--its culture, language, and politics, especially Canaanite treaty documents--to illuminate the composition and function of Genesis in the biblical Canon. This in no way detracts from the nature and place of Genesis as an Israelite composition belonging to the biblical Canon by virtue of its divine inspiration. In fact, Kline teaches us to read Genesis as more int [...]

    2. This was my second reading of this book, and it continues to amaze me. Kline writes a superb tracing of the biblical theology relating to God's covenants and kingdom in Genesis. Many people complain about his style being hard to read, but he had a wonderful way of building drama in a dense theological work, which isn't easy to do; Kline writes as a theologian-drama-poet (*wink*).

    3. Substance: 5/5Readability: 2/5I'm a seminary student and this was required for reading for class. The class was taught by Gordon Hugenberger at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Dr. Hugenberger was mentored by Meredith Kline (author of Kingdom Prologue).I will agree with most the reviews - this was fantastic. Kline zooms in on Genesis and explores the theme of covenant, promise, and humanity in the antediluvian context. Like most reviews, I will agree and say that Kline is not the best write [...]

    4. An absolutely fantastic book. I'll admit, at first Kline's odd diction and writing style was a turn off, but if the reader can push past the initial hardship, this mine is riddled with diamonds. A brilliant picture of the foundations of God's covenant that will color not only the readers view of Genesis, but of the entire Scriptures.

    5. The depth of Kline's thought and pondering over Genesis is amazing. Although this is not useful as a normal Genesis commentary, his insight into how the book sets/shapes the covenantal worldview is amazing.

    6. Great book, but it is pretty dense. Meredith Kline is known for his difficult writing style, but this book is worth the work.

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