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Images of the Spirit

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  60 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Book by Kline, Meredith G.
Paperback, 142 pages
Published March 1st 1999 by Wipf & Stock Pub (first published 1980)
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Apr 27, 2013 Peter rated it really liked it
Kline employs a typological hermeneutic all the way through this fascinating book. By his own word, the topic of the book is the imago dei, or the image of God. However, he gives it the title he does because he argues that the imago dei is actually the image of the Spirit or glory-cloud of Gen 1:2. I didn't quite follow exactly what he was saying in a number of places--he writes as if he were experiencing a mild drug-induced high. "Glory" is appended to everything: glory-cloud, glory-chariot, gl ...more
Paul Wichert
Oct 10, 2014 Paul Wichert rated it really liked it
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This was a short but challenging book. Kline explores the concept of the image of God and its relationship to the Holy Spirit, or Glory-Spirit as he terms it, in 4 different aspects. First, in Creation and the image of God in mankind; second, with respect to the tabernacle and priests; thirdly, in the prophets, angels, Moses, and Jesus; and lastly as it relates to the second appearing of Christ. This is a very deep biblical theology of the Spirit and at some points for me was difficult to grasp. ...more
Paul SHane
Jan 19, 2015 Paul SHane rated it really liked it
There are still sections of this book that I have trouble understanding completely but this book really opened my eyes on Gen 1.2.
Aaron Cummings
Mar 06, 2012 Aaron Cummings rated it really liked it
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This book is name-dropped by Jim Jordan an awful lot. Fun read. I would have liked to see more new testament reflection. Read this then pick up n.t. Wright's "reflecting the glory" and you have yourself the recipe for a theology of world transformation.
Jun 07, 2013 Jonathan rated it it was ok
Boring as all get out, with a couple rare nuggets of insight. Reads like a doctoral paper.
Eric Chappell
Feb 09, 2012 Eric Chappell rated it it was amazing
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