A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
Fred G. Zaspel
It’s sad to admit, but the subtitle of this book reflects reality: the doctrine of Christ’s ascension is a rather neglected one. But this new little book from Patrick Schreiner will doubtless prove to be a help to many in remedying that serious oversight.
Schreiner introduces his subject first with a brief survey of its biblical presentation, demonstrating quickly that though the word “ascension” appears only infrequently, its significance crops up much more often than you realized. He then explores the importance of Christ’s ascension (in turn) in terms of his three-fold office of Prophet, Priest, and King – a rather unique and Biblical-Theological approach. Then in his concluding chapter he briefly sketches the relation of Christ’s ascension to other areas of Systematic Theology – Trinity, Incarnation, Atonement, Christ’s Resurrection, and Eschatology.
Every reader will find Schreiner’s book to be clear and easily accessible. It is brief but concise and remarkably comprehensive. A very helpful introduction to this centrally important doctrine.
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THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST: RECOVERING A NEGLECTED DOCTRINE, by Patrick Schreiner