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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He likes the sufficient for all, efficient for the elect phrasing. This is a brief book and is not meant to be a detailed exposition of this doctrine but rather offer doctrinal sketchings. But the love of God?

Carson diffiicult 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. It is rare to find so much depth in such a short book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. There is much more that he could say on the subject, and I wish he had.

ot Receiving love, so has he loved. The author makes some good theological points, and it was a quick read. He also explores the nature of whether God hates just sin, or the sinners that commit the sin as well. The Sovereignty and Transcendence of God Carson argues that: In doing so, Carson comes to grips with the multitude of ways God is talked about scripturally. Briefly, the Father is the one who sent Jesus. Often niches of contemporary pop culture determine what it is to be “loving.

Why is it problematic if God doesn’t love d.a.carskn single person in the same way?


I read this book basically a page at a time, and it still felt short. A kf read for preachers, or anyone seeking to know more about the love of God. Carson first posits a problem with our culture’s view of God’s love.

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Dec 28, Bruno rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Absolutizing any of these leads to problems, d.a.cardon. 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.

God’s love arises without recourses to the loveliness of the loved. For another example, God doctgine sin, meaning God never changes in his hatred for sin. In addition, he has provided an appropriate framework for this pursuit.

If I may interject, why can we humans have discriminating love but not God? The revelation contained within this book is life-changing.

Misunderstandings have arose because of the mysteries involved in noting that God is transcendent and personal. There is nothing that God has made that he does not love. Most useful is the way he delineates between the love God has for his Church and the love he has for all mankind, such that the gospel is som 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 Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

View all 3 comments. When we rhe to uphold the truth of “God”, we lose both God and His love altogether. There is so much meat in this short book.

God’s love being directed toward his own people in a provisional or condition way – conditioned on obedience. In this treatment of many of the Bible’s passages regarding divine love, noted evangelical scholar D.

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But none of this, no plan of God’s, is divorced from his love. We need to keep them all in mind and not focus on one to the exclusion of the others. Worthy for a quick read, a re-reading A short book that is long on challenging doctrinal thoughts and clarifications on the love of God. God’s disciplinary love for his children. God’s providential love over all that he has made. I enjoyed the book. Christianity in all its forms has always been a faith that is open to all.

Text in Context In this section Carson exegetes John 5: Truly, the love of God is difficult to understand. I thoroughly recommend The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God to anyone who wants to understand God more, so that you can love God more.

His holiness, His sovereignty, His wrath are often rejected as being incompatible with a “loving” God. The most insightful parts of the book were Carson’s analysis of the “intra-Trinitarian love” of the Father and the Son. Because it is based off of a lecture series, it is easy to read, while still including deep theological content.

Jul 08, Demetrius Rogers rated it did not like it Shelves: God’s love for the elect ” Chapter 1 Carson uses three sections to explain why the doctrine of God’s love, of all doctrines! Carson discusses five different aspects of the love of God: Greek philology can explain the rise of certain word groups without having to rush to a theological explanation.