Christopher Morgan and Robert Peterson, THE GLORY OF GOD (Theology in Community)

Published on November 5, 2014 by Fred Zaspel

unknown, 2010 | 255 pages

About the Editors

Christopher W. Morgan (PhD, Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of theology and associate dean of the School of Christian Ministries at California Baptist University.

Robert A. Peterson (PhD, Drew University) is professor of systematic theology at Covenant Theological Seminary. Morgan & Peterson have six titles in Crossway’s Theology in Community series. 


This book examines the concept of God’s glory from a variety of angles. It examines the contributions different sections of the Bible make to our understanding of the glory of God, presents theological analyses, and discusses the significance of God’s glory for the church and church’s mission. This diversity of approaches is combined into a unified, integrated whole, so that the book presents a comprehensive and coherent biblical picture of the glory of God.

Talking about the glory of God is becoming more popular in the church today, but the concept is often not understood with precision. Nevertheless God’s glory is a central theme in Scripture and is essential for right thinking and right practice. The idea of God’s glory does not remain static in Scripture: it is revealed in ever-increasing depth and beauty throughout the Bible. God’s glory is mentioned from one end of the canon to the other, and is vitally important. All of God’s followers are called to worship him, participate in his glory, and reflect his glory in the world.

Table of Contents

1  The Glory of God Present and Past
2  The Glory of God in the Old Testament
3  The Glory of God in the Synoptic Gospels, Acts, and the General Epistles
4  The Glory of God in John’s Gospel and Revelation
5  The Glory of God in Paul’s Epistles
6  Toward a Theology of the Glory of God
7  A Pastoral Theology of the Glory of God
8  A Missional Theology of the Glory of God
Selected Bibliography
Author Index
Subject Index
Scripture Index


Chapter 1  
The Glory of God Present and Past

Stephen J. Nichols

Because God is transcendent it is impossible to comprehend his nature in an exhaustive manner. Theologians must recognize that God is too high and exalted to be contained in our mental concepts. Nevertheless, God is also immanent. He has revealed himself to us and allowed us to know truths about him. Although we will never fathom the depths of God’s majesty, it is vital that we reflect on this glory. Thinking about the glory of God will make us honor him more and cause us to be better equipped in his service.

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