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.

Author: Grozilkree Voodoolabar
Country: Zimbabwe
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 4 April 2014
Pages: 245
PDF File Size: 18.71 Mb
ePub File Size: 9.77 Mb
ISBN: 525-8-25949-208-5
Downloads: 38526
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Gashakar

The author makes some good theological points, and it was a quick read. Now that is most definitely a difficult doctrine and will be left for another day. Now this book, as can be seen from the title, is about the Love of God and through this rather short book he struggles with what the Bible actually means by God’s love.

This is an excellent, level-headed reflection upon the Da.carson of love as He is revealed in Scripture. That said, it is a book any thoughtful Christian would benefit from.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Carson suggests that encapsulating all other loves is the intra-Trinitarian love of God. God’s wrath is not blind rage cf. Compared to other dialogs in theology, one may be tempted to thee this teaching as material which is mastered in the early days of Sunday School.

Well, Foreigner, if you want to know what love really is then you need to look at God because God is Love. There was a small amount of editing performed, but the conversational nature of the speech carries through the text. Olve does God’s live fit r.a.carson with the observed and undeniable existence of evil in the world? 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.

Don Carson and his difficult doctrines 24 October I am going to sound very heretical by saying this but I have yet to be impressed by a Don Carson book.


In some ways I felt like he had things just a bit too well figured out though – as though he had God and God’s love and wrath figured out so that it fit his theological viewpoint.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God is a brief work and in no way attempts to bring resolution to various theological discussions, such as the extent of the atonement. God’s passions do not flare up out of d.a.cagson. Two illustrations should suffice. This book will yield many insights for all those who are willing to consider thoughtfully what he has to say. It’s not clear then that the word is higher, more noble, or less emotional. I read this book basically a page at a time, and it still felt short.

Jul 11, F.a.carson Iles rated it it was amazing. Why is lofe so difficult? 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.

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.

The Love of God and the Intent of the Atonement Carson discusses limited atonement and opts for “definitive atonement” as the better term.

His book is not a difficult read, but is definitely recommended for its great insight, careful thought, and for its implications upon multiple areas of theology and life. I will definitely be looking for othe Dr. DA Carson is one of the clearest and deepest thinkers in the Reformed evangelical world.

I am to love my neighbor and my wife.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

Made up of four chapters: For example, Carson discusses distinctions between Calvinism and Arminianism without first defining his terms. Did Jesus intend to accomplish salvation, or make it possible? 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.


Is it a question of God loving everything on one level, and the elect on another it is clear from this book that Carson is a Calvinistor is there a consistent love of God. Jan 14, Eli rated it it was amazing. God’s disciplinary love for his children. Third, postmodernism reinforces a sentimental, syncretistic and pluralistic view of God.

Three Preliminary Observations on These Distinctive Ways of Talking About the Love of God i Problems ensure if one of these 5 ways are granted hermeneutical priority by which the other ways of talking about God’s love are relativized. His discussion of how the wrath of God relates to the love of God is legitimately thrilling. Open Preview See a Problem?

It is a true but confronting word. Does God love everyone in exactly the same way? The Reformed thinker has to be able to reconcile how her God is still truly loving in light of this intrinsic conflict. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, you can do so here.

The most insightful parts of the book were Carson’s analysis of the “intra-Trinitarian love” of the Father and the Son. Christianity is not just a faith for da.carson intellectuals, and we even see this in the biblical account where scoffers laugh at Paul when he speaks on the Rock of Ares the Aeropagus, or Mars Hill in Athens.

Chapter 3 Carson tries to establish three points in this chapter.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God by D.A. Carson

I will definitely be looking for other books by Dr. Carson begins by outlining five reasons why this is a difficult doctrine. Carson wraps this section up with some comments on the Trinity and how his exegesis demonstrates that God is love.