Wednesday, March 14, 2007
A couple of paragraphs from my longer book review of John Frame's 'The Doctrine of the Knowlegde of God.' (DKG)
Frame’s key theological and philosophical endeavour is to accentuate the Lordship of God, and in doing so, underline his universal knowability and emphasize the appropriate response to Him. He does this in three parts; the ‘Objects of Knowledge,’ focusing particularly on who God has revealed Himself to be in relation to us and the basis of our response. The ‘Justification of Knowledge,’ which delves deeper into the pool of God’s revelation and relation to us and the possible shapes of our responses thereof. Finally; the ‘Methods of Knowledge,’ which further helps the Christian to respond and relate appropriately to the revealed Lord God shown in the first two parts in terms of life and moral evaluation before Him.
DKG shows us God as He has revealed himself to be, how he relates to us through creation, Scripture, and His Son, and further how we should appropriately respond. Frame shows this in such a way that makes us evaluate holistally our lives in relation to our Lord, and encourages us to joyfully and humbly respond to Him in repentance, faith, and obedient submission.
[J. Frame, The Doctrine of the Knowledge of God, (P&R Publishing, Philipsburg, 1987)]