… offers a thoroughgoing dogmatic treatment of the Protestant Reformed understanding of regeneration and faith. Doxology, not simply dogmatics, is the reader’s reward.
Jonathan King, International Pastoral Training Director, Family Discipleship Ministries
… compels faith–filled worship of the living God as delight in and desire for true Beauty, manifest climactically in Christ’s life, death, resurrection, and eternal reign. This systematic study in theological aesthetics properly shows that true theology is doxology. I highly recommend it.
Jason S. DeRouchie, Professor of Old Testament and Biblical Theology, Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis, Minnesota
… a compelling biblical case for retrieving the glorious beauty of the truth and goodness of the good news of Jesus Christ. ‘Irresistible Beauty’ is an important argument for appreciating the aesthetic dimension of saving faith.
Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Research Professor of Systematic Theology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, Illinois
This fascinating study considers biblical soteriology as the believer being drawn into union with Christ through faith as beholding irresistible beauty. This is dogmatics in the service of the church at its finest.
Craig Carter, Professor of Theology, Tyndale University, Toronto, Ontario
Only when the Spirit gives us eyes to behold the beauty of our triune God can we then truly know what is beautiful as we behold the glory of God’s beatitude. Readers who want to plumb the nature of true beauty will do well to weigh carefully Dr. Parkison’s arguments.
J. V. Fesko, Harriet Barbour Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
Parkison’s work is a delight because of all the different subjects he broaches. Everything from philosophy, to history of interpretation, to exegesis is dealt with here. You will learn more than you planned on when you read this book.