The God Who Became Human Paperback

A biblical theology of incarnation

by Graham A Cole;

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The God Who Became Human

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The study of themes plays a major part in biblical theology, and great events and roles that are pivotal in Christology can be successfully placed in a 'promise-fulfilment' framework. However, is incarnation an anomaly? Was incarnation part of the hope of Israel?

Graham Cole's stimulating study addresses such questions. He begins by exploring the purpose of creation in terms of God fashioning a palace-temple for dwelling with the creature made in the divine image, then follows God's acts in Israel's history to redeem a people of his own among whom he can dwell. In particular, he examines theophanic language: God is presented as a person who speaks, acts and feels as though embodied. He considers Israel's messianic hope, and then the testimony of the New Testament: 'The Word became flesh and dwelt among us' (John 1:14), in the person of Jesus Christ.

Cole also addresses the question raised by Anselm - 'Why did God become man?' - and finds abundant New Testament answers. He concludes with a consideration of the theological and existential significance of the incarnation.

Readers will gain a deeper appreciation of the astonishing providence of God that subtly prepared the way for the mystery of the incarnation, and of the depth of love that God showed in sending the beloved Son who became human.

The God Who Became Human by Graham A Cole was published by Apollos in May 2013 and is our 48360th best seller. The ISBN for The God Who Became Human is 9781844748006.

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'Although considerable effort in biblical theology has been devoted to such messianic themes as the Davidic monarch, the priesthood, and the temple, relatively little has been devoted to the incarnation. This volume by Dr Graham Cole takes steps to fill the need it is immensely satisfying to find an able systematician wrestling with the biblical texts not least on a topic as central to Christian faith as this one'- D. A. Carson


Details for The God Who Became Human

Page last updated 19th April 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherApollos (May 2013)
Number of Pages240
Product Code4070039
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