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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The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God

Reviews Latest Reviews By Category. God’s love for the elect ” Aug 15, Steve Connellan rated it it was amazing. Carson blends his discourse with discussion of how God’s sovereignty and holiness complete the biblical picture of who He is and how He loves. The most insightful parts of the book were Carson’s analysis of the “intra-Trinitarian love” of the Father and the Son.

With a God who is sovereign and plans and determines that evil? 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.

Did Jesus intend to accomplish salvation, or make it possible? No trivia or quizzes yet. But this book convinced me otherwise.

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

We need to realize that God’s love means many things and not just one thing, and that all the different aspects of God’s love, as they are found in Scripture, are complementary to each other. I just added it, in fact, to my discipleship group curriculum as it is the most thoughtful wrestling through of what is at the crux of one of the most important theological issues a Christian has to come to grips with.


The author makes some good theological points, and it was a quick read. Carson lovd some reasons: Four chapters growing out of four diffucult make up this short book of some 93 pages. 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.

Carson fleshes out just how raw the love of God is biblically.

The Difficult Doctrine of the Love of God – Tim Challies

The peculiar love of the Father for the Son, and of the Son for the Father. Look at the cross. 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. Here he offers a realistic and sober analysis of the tired debate and puts forth a solution for both Arminians and Calvinists that should, in my opinion, be embraced by all as a much needed correction.


He has been at Trinity since Thus God is a se.

It should be required reading. I don’t think it means that though because what John is saying is that if we want to know what love is just as Foreigner asks then we must look at God and d.a.catson he did on the cross. All that he does he chooses to do. DA Carson does a good job breaking the topic into distinct portions.

Doctgine review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. Too heady I found the book hard to follow and thus get into. To view it, click here.

Carson who can handle the Bible with care, intelligently yet with real feeling, and who are brave enough to hold to the difficult doctrines of word of God. Receiving love, so has he loved. The revelation contained within this book is life-changing. He needs nothing outside of himself. No, the loves are different. The book is short, 97 pages.

He believes it has been abstracted from other attributes of God, causing the love of God to be sanitized. Mar 20, Dave Campbell rated it it was amazing. Carson gives 5 reasons: He also explores the nature of whether God hates just sin, or the sinners that commit the sin as well. There is so much meat in this short book.