That God May Be All in All: A Paterology Demonstrating That the Father Is the Initiator of All Divine Activity

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Mar 2, 2018 - Religion - 292 pages
Christology and Pneumatology have long been major preoccupations for theologians, and rightly so, but the work of God the Father has been surprisingly neglected.



Through a biblical and exegetical study of the Father’s person and work (Paterology), this book argues that, among the persons of the Trinity, the Father is the initiator of all divine activity. Furthermore, it is in the context of a loving eternal relationship with the Son and Spirit that the Father has planned and purposed all things, creating through the Son and by the Spirit, promising and accomplishing redemption through the sending of the Son and the Spirit, and perfecting salvation by bringing about a new heavens and new earth through his Son and Spirit. The only proper response is a Trinitarian-shaped life of worship that worships our Triune God.
 

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Contents

The Fathers existence from eternity Past
21
The Fathers Work of Planning all Things from eternity Past
59
The Fathers Work of Creating and Preserving the heavens
84
The Fathers Work of Providing Salvation in Redemptive history
110
The Fathers Work of Producing Salvation in his elect and Conviction
133
The Fathers Work through the Son and Spirit of Perfecting
152
Worship as a Response to the Fathers Work through
174
Conclusion
200
Author Index
231
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Ryan L. Rippee is a professor at The Cornerstone Bible College and Seminary in Vallejo, CA

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