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The Christ of the Bible and the Church's Faith
Grogan is familar with trends in New Testament studies in the last two centuries but doesn't take his eyes off apostollic teaching in this thorough sifting of the evidence and steady pursuit of truth about Jesus asked 'Who do you say I am'
Dr Geoffrey W. Grogan (1925-2011) was Principal Emeritus of Glasgow Bible College, Glasgow. His theological studies were undertaken there and at the London Bible College. He served the College as a full-time lecturer for fourteen years before going south in 1965 to teach at LBC. In 1969 he returned to Glasgow as Principal. He served on four missionary councils, on the Strathclyde Education Committee and the Management Committee for the Cambridge University Diploma in Religious Studies. He wrote books on the Trinity, the Person of Christ, Paul, the Psalms and commentaries on Isaiah, Mark and 2 Corinthians.
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... a wide-ranging book which will inform the believer, answer the enquirer, and challenge the faithless sceptic.
Scottish Bulletin of Evangelical Theology
‘This beautifully written book is a feast of scriptural analysis and argument about our Lord Jesus Christ. With profound learning, but with lightness of touch, Geoffrey Grogan discusses all the main lines of the presentation of Jesus in the Bible, and then skilfully relates them to the questions which trouble people today about him. So the book is an attractive combination of Christology and apology, cleverly arranged in alternating chapters - explaining Jesus in a way that answers modern doubts and puzzles. Hearts will be warmed and heads cleared by this book - doubt and unbelief will be turned into confidence and faith.'
Steve Motyer, Lecturer in New Testament and Hermeneutics, London School of Theology, London
‘This is an apologetical and theological study aimed at preachers, theological students, thinking Christians and interested agnostics. It succeeds in its aim admirably.'
Donald MacLeod, Retired Principal of Free Church College, Edinburgh, Scotland
'In this wide ranging and well-written study, Geoffrey Grogan provides a clear, scholarly and reliable account of the identity of Jesus of Nazareth. The Christ of the Bible and the Church's Faith is marked on every page by a clarity of exposition and reliability of judgement . . . a careful and thoughtful sifting of evidence and a steady pursuit of conclusions that are in harmony with it. While familiar with trends in New Testament studies during the past two centuries, and grateful for the work of fellow scholars, Geoffrey Grogan concludes that there is only one consistent answer to the ancient question which Jesus himself asked, 'Who do you say that I am?' Theological students, Christian ministers and leaders will find it invaluable, but any serious reader to whom Jesus of Nazareth remains an elusive figure will also come to the conclusion that this is a book well worth reading.'
Sinclair B. Ferguson, Associate Preacher, St Peter's Free Church, Dundee, Scotland
This is an attractive book, on the most important of subjects, written by the former Principal of Glasgow Bible College. It is scholarly without being technical, and informative without failing to be readable. It is divided up into conveniently short chapters, which can be read independently without loss.
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