Released in the UK November 2022
Released in the US November 2022
Large trade paperback | 256 Pages
9781527109131 • £14.99 $19.99
BISAC – REL067110
While divine immutability enjoyed a broad affirmation through much of theological antiquity, it has fallen on harder times in modernity. Seen as a holdover from overly philosophical theology, divine immutability has often been characterized as rendering God static and incapable of having meaningful relationships with his creation. This book aims to counter this claim in hopes of demonstrating that divine immutability does not handicap soteriology but is a necessary and vital component of God’s economy of redemption.
Ronni Kurtz (PhD, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) is an Assistant Professor of Theology at Cedarville University. He is also the author of ‘Fruitful Theology: How the Life of the Mind Leads to the Life of the Soul’.
This is a terrific articulation of what Christians mean when they affirm the words of Malachi 3:6: ‘For I the LORD do not change…’ And, as Ronni Kurtz points out well, this unchangeable nature and purpose is good news for us: ‘…Therefore, O Israel, you are not consumed.’
J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics, Westminster Seminary California, Escondido, California
If you’re looking for a primer not just on immutability but also on the Christian doctrine of God, biblical hermeneutics, the Great Tradition, and the systematic nature of theology, this is it.
Dean of Theology, Arts and Humanities, Floyd K Clark Chair of Christian Leadership, Professor of Religion, Oklahoma Baptist University, Shawnee, Oklahoma
… creatively and insightfully argues that the biblical, historical and theological traditions rightly profess God’s immutability. Far from be a hindrance, divine immutability is the sine qua non for humankind’s salvation. Thus, Kurtz makes a profound contribution to the Christian theological and philosophical tradition.
Thomas G. Weinandy
OFM, Capuchin, and Author, Does God Change? And Does God Suffer?