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God Dwells Among Us by G.K. Beale
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really liked it
bookshelves: reformed, theology

From a Biblical Theology perspective, showing the motif of the Garden throughout Scripture, this book is excellent. The authors make connections between Eden, the tabernacle, the temple, and the church, between Adam, the priests, Jesus, and believers. In making these connections, we see God's plan for His world. Even so, they miss the opportunity to proclaim the victorious nature of the Kingdom. In proclaiming how the gardens and tabernacle were meant to encompass the world, they don't make that connections to the Kingdom. It's not that they don't see this connect, it seems they are trying to purposefully avoid it. For example, in explaining the measuring of the temple in Revelation, they avoid the more obvious interpretation of the passage, that John was to consider the actual temple, still standing when he wrote Revelation. Instead they allegorize the passage without any textual cause. Also, I was hoping for more "therefore" directions on how we are to carry out the expansive of Eden. The last chapter does give some direction, but also as an add on.

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Reading Progress

April 1, 2018 – Started Reading
April 9, 2018 – Shelved
April 9, 2018 – Shelved as: theology
April 9, 2018 – Shelved as: reformed
April 9, 2018 – Finished Reading

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