Released in the UK November 2022
Released in the US November 2022
Large trade paperback | 264 Pages
9781527109148 • £14.99 $19.99
BISAC – REL067040
What hath beauty to do with systematic theology? In this new monograph, Samuel G. Parkison explores this question by examining the relationship between Christ’s divine beauty and regeneration and faith. In this doxologically flavored, dogmatically charged work, Parkison pulls from a variety of disciplines to demonstrate Christ’s beauty, and the relevance of Christ’s beauty on Christian theology.
Samuel G. Parkison
Dr. Samuel G. Parkison is Associate Professor of Theological Studies at Gulf Theological Seminary in the United Arab Emirates. He is the author of ‘Revelation and Response: The Why and How of Leading Corporate Worship Through Song’, and ‘Thinking Christianly: Bringing Sundry Thoughts Captive to Christ’.
… 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.
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
… offers a thoroughgoing dogmatic treatment of the Protestant Reformed understanding of regeneration and faith. Doxology, not simply dogmatics, is the reader’s reward.
International Pastoral Training Director, Family Discipleship Ministries