KINGDOM PROLOGUE. GENESIS FOUNDATIONS. FOR A COVENANTAL WORLDVIEW. Meredith G. Kline. TWO AGE PRESS. of Kingdom Prologue where Kline writes, “On this subject see further my By Oath Consigned (), of which the present discussion is a resume involving. A friend of mine wrote to ask about Kingdom Prologue, by Meredith G. Kline. I am unfamiliar with Kline and ask that some of you who know.
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Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Kingdom Prologue iline Meredith G. As intimated by the subtitle, Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview, the immediate literary focus of this study is the book of Genesis and its account of the formative ages in the eschatological movement of the kingdom of God from creation to consummation. As also indicated by the subtitle, our biblical-theological commentary on Genesis is designed to uncover the As intimated by the subtitle, Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview, the immediate literary focus of this study is the book of Genesis and its account of the formative ages in the eschatological movement of the kingdom of God from creation to consummation.
Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview by Meredith G. Kline
As also indicated by the subtitle, our biblical-theological commentary on Genesis is designed to uncover the foundations of God’s covenantally administered kingdom with its major historical developments and its institutional structures and functions. In this way Kingdom Prologue seeks to provide an introductory sketch of the over-all shape of the biblical worldview and the character of biblical religion. Paperbackpages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Kingdom Prologueplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Nov 24, Nick Gibson rated it it was amazing. Kingdom Prologue is a hard book to review. It’s not for general audiences because it’s not a book – it’s self-published lecture notes.
The lack of familiar graces reserves this book for people who are serious about learning covenental theology. That isn’t to say seminarians per se, but it’s not a light read. The content is mind-blowing.
If you were to open the book and read one of Kline’s conclusions at random, you’d probably think it was a crazy eisegesis. And this kllne ostensibly a Genesis commentary! If you have been discipled in a tradition that does not approach revelation with an understanding of covenant and typology, Kline will develop a lucid picture from the most vague passages that confused you in your childhood.
It’s one eureka moment after another, accumulating until you start to sense the incredible precision and intentional nature of scripture – nothing is out of place, and God does indeed intend to make himself known. The prose style can be obscure and mannerist. Kline’s hyphenations snowball into an avalanche of double meaning, e. That’s not a real Klinism, but it’s hard to shake the sense that somehow Kline’s writing here is the product of the era he came out of. There are ‘whoa’ ideas and cosmic images in this beggar the trippy fantasies of the sixties and seventies – Herbert, Tolkien, etc.
Kingdom Prologue sounds like the beginning of an epic fantasy series. I think epic fantasy could use an infusion of Ancient Near-East suzerain-vassal treaty technical minutiae. After kkingdom book, I am not so sure Biblical studies needs it as much. Kline manages to be compelling and repelling in equal measures. If someone were to tell me that the twin pillars of this monument to the early chapters of Genesis stands on the twin pillars of Assyriology and LSD, I would not too much surprised.
Sep 02, Kevin Sheth rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s an understatement to say that Meredith Kline’s Kingdom Prologue is a work of immeasurably fantastic biblical theology and exegesis in the Reformed tradition. Kline’s ANE scholarship andPrincetonian biblical theology culminate in a biblical theological walkthrough of Genesis worthy of being re-read for years to come. Sep 28, Christopher Waugh rated it it was ok Shelves: Complicated, and contradictory 2K theology.
May 30, Ryan Thomas rated it mmeredith liked it Shelves: A wonderful treatment of Genesis and its foundational contribution to the Bible. Kline draws on his expertise of the ancient near east–its culture, language, and politics, especially Canaanite treaty documents–to illuminate the composition and function of Genesis in the biblical Canon.
This in no way detracts from the nature and place of Genesis as an Israelite composition klibe to the biblical Canon by virtue of its divine inspiration.
Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview
In fact, Kline teaches us to read Genesis as more int A wonderful treatment of Genesis and its foundational contribution to the Bible. In fact, Kline teaches us to read Genesis as more integrally and intimately related to the rest of the biblical story than most of us are in the habit of doing.
He traces its themes forward through redemptive history, as well as reading the Genesis account in the fullness of the light of Christ now revealed in the New Testament. The result is a strong biblical-theological understanding of Genesis that is both culturally sensitive and Christologically centered. Kline is not for the faint of heart, and those brave enough to venture into his hyphenated world of biblical-theological-glory-terminology mereditb frequently wish he used an editor.
Kingdom Prologue is probably not the best place to start, The Structure of Biblical Authority or his newly published Genesis Commentary are safer bets. That said, the klline put into understanding Kline will be, in my opinion, richly rewarded. Jun 15, Mike rated it it was amazing.
This was my second reading of this book, and it continues to amaze me. Kline writes a superb tracing of the biblical theology relating to God’s covenants and kingdom in Genesis.
Jun 12, Scott Dalton rated it it was amazing. The most significant book I have read in the past 5 years despite being incredibly difficult to read. Jan 09, Marcus rated it really liked it Shelves: Hugenberger was mentored by Meredith Kline author of Kingdom Prologue. I will agree with most the reviews – this was fantastic. Kline zooms in on Genesis and explores the theme klije covenant, promise, and humanity mmeredith the antediluvian context.
Like most reviews, I will agree and say that Kline is not the best write Substance: Like most reviews, I will agree and say that Kline is not the best writer If you’re this type of mind, I fully recommend Kingdom Prologue. There were many, “Oh, wow!
Yet there were also many times when I had to close the book at the end of a sitting simply because I was exhausted.
Feb 21, Andy Smith rated it it was amazing. An absolutely fantastic book. I’ll admit, at first Kline’s odd diction and writing style was a turn off, but if the reader can push past the initial hardship, this mine is riddled with diamonds. A brilliant picture of the foundations of God’s covenant that will color not only the readers view of Genesis, but of the entire Scriptures. Oct 29, Henry Jin rated it really liked it Shelves: The depth of Kline’s thought and pondering over Genesis is amazing.
Dec 18, Aaron rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 14, Ronnie Curfman rated it it was amazing. Great book, but it is pretty dense. Meredith Kline is known for his difficult writing style, but this book is worth the work. Exegesis and Theological is deep and thick! If you can hang in there, it will change your life!!!
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Nov 16, Jeff Fuller rated it liked it Shelves: Mereduth difficult read, but an overall interesting bok on Covenant Theology. Mar 16, Sam Lee rated it it was amazing. Andrew rated it it was amazing Nov 20, Shane rated it really liked it Apr 03, Eric Lazarian rated it it was amazing Oct 19, Keith Conley rated it it was amazing Dec 11, Aron rated it it was ok Nov 02, Nicholas rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Sherif Gendy rated it it was amazing Feb 12, Chris Comis rated it liked it Feb 02, Opus Penguin rated it it was amazing Dec 05, Carrie Cavanaugh rated it liked it Jun 02, Timmy Dy rated it it was ok Feb 23, Meeedith Sarbu rated it it was amazing Apr 14, Steve rated it it was amazing Feb 11, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
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