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The Concept of Divine Love in the Context of the God-World Relationship


John C. Peckham

The Concept of Divine Love in the Context of the God-World Relationship addresses the significant and far-reaching theological conflict over the nature of God’s love, which is deeply rooted in broader conflicts regarding divine ontology and the nature of the God-world relationship. After engaging the traditional historical theology of love and recent exemplars of competing and influential conceptions of divine love, John C. Peckham seeks an alternative to the impasse by an extensive inductive investigation of the entire biblical canon in accordance with a final-form canonical approach to systematic theology, offering an alternative model of divine love that draws on the richness of the biblical text as canon and holds considerable implications for the God-world relationship.
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Peckham, John. The concept of divine love in the context of the God-world relationship / John C. Peckham. pages cm. — (Studies in biblical literature; Vol. 159) Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. Love—Religious aspects—Christianity. 2. God (Christianity)— Worship and love. 3. God (Christianity)—Love. I. Title. BV4639.P33 231’.6—dc23 2014022629 ISBN 978-1-4331-2516-4 (hardcover) ISBN 978-1-4539-1416-8 (e-book) ISSN 1089-0645

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