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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I’d recommend it to anyone wanting to dig deeper into Christian faith-based studies. But the love of God?

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The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

And fifth, the church portrays this as a simple doctrine and overlooks certain important distinctions that prove it to be difficult. He is able to do. The Love of God for the World Dififcult can be told not to love the world yet God can love doctrin because our love is evil, God’s isn’t. Look at lov cross.

May more and more people attain to the Scriptural view of the difficult doctrine of the love of God, well-expressed in this book by D. He ordains that he do. Jul 06, Laurent Dv rated it really liked it Shelves: I enjoyed the book. No, the loves are different. Christianity is not just a faith for the intellectuals, and we even see this in the biblical account doctrin scoffers laugh at Paul when he speaks on the Rock of Ares the Aeropagus, or Mars Hill in Athens.

There was a small amount of editing performed, but the conversational nature of the speech carries through the text. A helpful and thought-provoking analysis of the part love plays in God’s character, Carson’s careful exegesis and insight provide food for thought in a context where the love of God is taken for granted, set in opposition to any idea of wrath, and caricatured easily.


Aug 10, Emily Lucas rated it it was amazing. God’s yearning love for rebellious humanity not because God needs us but because he is love. I did take some issue with Carson’s view on the fifth aspect of the love God God’s disciplining love for His peoplebut this doesn’t spoil the overall thesis of the book and won’t keep me from recommending it. At first thought, understanding the doctrine of the love of God seems simple compared to trying to fathom other doctrines like that of the Trinity or predestination.

Carson goes on to say people are no longer surprised that God loves them, and the systematic journey we are taken on brings us to a new revelation on what d.a.cason love of God really looks like.

God’s wrath is not blind rage cf. Oct 17, David Sarkies rated it it was ok Recommends it for: God’s wrath was brought foreword in time in the OT. May 15, Blake rated it really liked it.

Something close to thw altruism. I will agree that this is a difficult doctrine, but then again when has anything about Christianity been simple. Carson has discussed the problems with this method in his Exegetical Fallacies.

Carson came and spoke at my Church recently, and I was very impressed with his preaching, so I decided to give this little book a try. We need more theologians like D. We tend to oversimplify and to sentimentalize the love of God.

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Though despite all of these difficult doctrines, Christianity is embraced by people from all walks, many of them having the simple faith of the child that Christ praises. Postmodern society has failed to note the distinctives addressed above and with that docfrine attacked the concept of divine wrath. Every Christian should read this. Jan 23, Ryan Bare rated it really liked it. But in the NT God’s wrath is brought forward in time and administered to Jesus.

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. We are also told that to the Jews the message is blasphemous while to the Greeks it is foolish, however it was embraced by slave and freeman alike, both the wealthy and the poor, as well as the intelligent and the simple. Carson says that it is those he chooses, but then we get into another difficult doctrine, and that is of predestination.


He og been at Trinity since A great read for preachers, or anyone seeking to know more about the love of God. The doctrine of the love of God loce not an easy doctrine.

Carson not only critiques sentimental ideas such as “God hates the sin but loves the sinner,” but provides a compelling perspective on the nature of God and why He loves as He does. This made it easier for me to read at a pace that suited my schedule. Carson who can handle the Bible with care, intelligently yet with real feeling, and who are brave enough to hold to the difficult doctrines of word of God.

The peculiar love of the Father for the Son, and of the Son for the Father. Any person wishing to tye the love of God which should be us all! Third, postmodernism reinforces a sentimental, syncretistic and pluralistic view of God.

God’s love for the elect ” It is rare to find so much depth in such a short book. Thought provoking analysis of the Christian doctrine of the love of God. We see some distinguishing elements to God’s love too. Jul 08, Demetrius Rogers rated it did not like it Shelves: Very good reminder of God’s love for us, though undeserving. Sep 01, Robin rated it really liked it. From this foundation, Carson builds the book around four themes: