What is the kingdom of God? When will it (or did it) come? What does it have to do with the Old Testament Israel? With the Christian Church? With present-day society? These and many other questions are brilliantly addressed in God's Kingdom for Today. As in his other books, Peter Toon uses an extensive knowledge of the Scriptures to construct a thoroughly biblical approach, which is then applied to daily life. The result is a truly significant study. Among the topics discussed are the kingdom of God in the Old Testament, with special emphasis on God as King of Israel, and Jesus' teaching on the subject, pointing out that He not only taught about the kingdom, He personified it. Toon also focuses upon the practical implications of the kingdom, especially as it bears upon the related topics of the church, personal ethics, and social responsibility. A proper understanding of God's kingdom is central to the Christian faith. God's Kingdom for Today brings much-needed clarity to this often misunderstood subject. Reverend Dr. Peter Toon (1939-2009) received his DPhil from Oxford. He was ordained a priest in the Church of England. He taught theology in both England and America, and was also a visiting professor and guest lecturer at a variety of seminaries and universities in Asia, Europe, and Australia. Dr. Toon was a parish priest and a recent past-president of the Prayer Book Society of the USA. n
God's Kingdom For Today was published by Wipf and Stock in February 2018. The ISBN for God's Kingdom For Today is 9781532644047.