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Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview

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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 ...more
Paperback, 406 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Wipf & Stock Publishers (first published 2000)
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Christopher  Waugh
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was ok
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Complicated, and contradictory 2K theology.
Ryan Thomas
May 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
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 belonging to the biblical Canon by virtue of its divine inspiration. In fact, Kline teaches us to read Genesis as more int ...more
Mike Awtry
Jun 15, 2017 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. Many people complain about his style being hard to read, but he had a wonderful way of building drama in a dense theological work, which isn't easy to do; Kline writes as a theologian-drama-poet (*wink*).
Scott Dalton
Jun 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The most significant book I have read in the past 5 years despite being incredibly difficult to read.
Marcus
Jan 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
Substance: 5/5
Readability: 2/5

I'm a seminary student and this was required for reading for class. The class was taught by Gordon Hugenberger at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary - Dr. 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 of covenant, promise, and humanity in the antediluvian context.

Like most reviews, I will agree and say that Kline is not the best write
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Andy Smith
Feb 21, 2013 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.
Henry Jin
Oct 29, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: theology, reference
The depth of Kline's thought and pondering over Genesis is amazing. Although this is not useful as a normal Genesis commentary, his insight into how the book sets/shapes the covenantal worldview is amazing.
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Dec 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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2nd time through.
Ronnie Curfman
Jan 14, 2013 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.
Tolivar Wills
Jul 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Exegesis and Theological is deep and thick! If you can hang in there, it will change your life!!!
Jeff Fuller
Nov 16, 2007 rated it liked it
Shelves: eschatology
A difficult read, but an overall interesting bok on Covenant Theology.
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