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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
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
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.