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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The author makes some good theological thf, and it was a quick read. I do think what Carson does well in this book is to show that God’s love and wrath aren’t necessarily incompatible. With a God who is sovereign and plans and determines that evil?

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God’s manifold perfections are in harmony and not at variance with each other. That is what Christ did on the cross, taking the full punishment that was due to us upon himself so that we might re-enter that relationship with God. He has served as assistant pastor and pastor and dfficult done itinerant ministry in Canada and the United Kingdom.

DA Carson is one of the clearest and deepest thinkers in the Reformed evangelical world. May 09, John rated it it was amazing. Feb 11, Jeremiah Whiteman rated it really liked it. By picking and choosing the aspects of God we like, we are treading on dangerous ground, and Carson eloquently and sensitively walks the reader through a way back to true understanding.

Chapter 3 Carson tries to establish three points in this chapter. There is so much meat in this short book.


Carson says that it is those he chooses, but then we get into another d.a.darson doctrine, and that is of predestination. God’s salvific stance toward his fallen world. Perfectly short and selective. Receiving love, so has he loved.

We need more theologians like D.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

No, the loves are different. There is much more that he could say on the subject, and I wish he had. Sponsor Show Your Support.

Absolutizing any of these leads to problems, viz. Jul 30, Ben House rated it it was amazing Shelves: Postmodern society has failed to note the distinctives addressed above and with that have d.a.careon the concept of divine wrath. For example, the guiding principle of his book was to nuance the word ‘love’ agapaoyet when juxtaposing John v.a.carson First, any position must begin with compatibilism: Carson also deals specifically with the issue of limited atonement and the debate over whether God truly loves the world.

There is nothing that God has made that he does not love. Carson then progresses to d.a.casron discussion on how one must proceed to an understanding of divine love. This view is popular, but sub-biblical. Return to Book Page. D.a.cagson, I will simply say God loves those who love him, though we must remember that God’s love is not reciprocal, meaning that it does not only respond to somebody who loves him, but rather it is unconditional, namely that it is freely offered to those who want it, and it is through that that our relationship with God is formed.

For example, Carson discusses distinctions between Calvinism and Arminianism without xifficult defining his terms. It is easy to read right past the title, for it seems like God’s love would be one of the easiest of doctrines to grasp.


Too heady I found the book hard to follow and thus get into.

Mar 12, Aaron rated it it was amazing. But they are passions. Kindle Deals for Christians. His discussion of how the wrath of God relates to the love of God is legitimately thrilling. Recommendations Let me help you find the best books on: Some Concluding Synthetic Reflections In this section Carson tackles objections that the label “the Son” is rightly attached only to the incarnate Word, not the word in pre-incarnate glory, and, hence, Carson’s exegesis in B does not select for sense 1 see ch.

This view arises because of temporal categories.

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There is a distinction between falling in love and God setting his affections on man. Chapter three deals with the complexities of a God who is love, but is also sovereign. He has been at Trinity since An excellent book on the love of God. A basic knowledge of Greek would not hurt either, though it certainly is not necessary. Second, many complementary truths about God are disbelieved by many within our culture and our churches.

What I took away from reading this was There were some things I really liked about this book, in particular how he talked about five aspects of God’s d.a.carsom, and the danger of absolutizing any one of them.