Because God created all things with coherent unity, everything can be understood from the perspective of everything else. This applies even to theology! Positing that theological issues can be helpfully viewed from multiple perspectives without compromise to their unity and truth, John Frame gives us a brief, accessible introduction to the “triperspectival” Bible study and theological method. Learn to approach doctrine confidently with situational, normative, and existential perspectives modeled on the Trinity.
John M. Frame (BD, Westminster Theological Seminary; AM, MPhil, Yale University; DD, Belhaven College) is J. D. Trimble Professor of Systematic Theology and Philosophy, Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando. He previously taught theology and apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary (Philadelphia) and at Westminster Seminary California.
Table of Contents
• Perspectives and the Trinity
• The Threefold Gospel
• Perspectives in All of Life
• The Normative Perspective
• The Situational Perspective
• The Existential Perspective
• What to Do with Perspectives
Wayne Grudem, Research Professor of Theology and Biblical Studies, Phoenix Seminary:
A clear and refreshing explanation of John Frame’s insightful approach to studying the Bible (and everything else!) from three different “perspectives.” It is the fruit of a lifetime of thinking and teaching.
Steve Childers, President, Pathway Learning:
As one of the foremost Christian philosophers and theologians of our day, Frame argues for us to think of theology not only as the accumulation and memorization of doctrinal ideas, but also as the practical application of those ideas to hearts and lives.
Jeffery J. Ventrella, Senior Counsel, Senior Vice-President, Strategic Training, Alliance Defending Freedom:
Frame shatters the common notion that profundity and scholarship must be long, tedious, arcane, and impractical. . . . The crisp text, usable discussion questions, handy glossary, and additional resources make this work an accessible gateway for exploring and habituating “what God’s Word requires me to do now.”