Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son and Divine Impassibility

  The Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, 210-23, Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved.   Prior to entering a formal discussion dealing with the incarnation, the […]

what Fred Sanders thinks of Confessing the Impassible God

  A spirited reclaiming of the doctrine of divine impassibility, this coherent, well-edited, multi-author project is unique in several commendable aspects. It is decisively Baptist, but advances its argument in ways that recent generations have stopped expecting from Baptist theologians. These authors are committed to the final authority of Scripture in doctrinal matters, but mastery […]

what Dr. Liam Goligher thinks of Confessing the Impassible God

Probably nowhere is the downgrade within evangelicalism so marked as in its understanding of God; doctrines universally confessed and much-loved by the church have been systematically devalued, reinvented, sidelined or rejected by evangelical scholars. Nowhere is that understanding more degraded than in its understanding of divine impassibility. Confessing the Impassible God deals with the catholic […]

on God’s love: “He alone is free from creation so that he may be free for creation”

  Although this undisturbed celestial and happy repose [of God] may seem to undermine any reasonable motive for the ad extra divine affections, it in fact provides the basis for them. Love, as we know it, frequently involves the lover seeking out greater fulfillment through union with the beloved, but not so with the triune […]

three RBAP titles on impassibility 50% off for a limited time

As many know by now, RBAP has published three books on the issue of divine impassibility. The latest, Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility, came out late last year and is selling very well. It is a somewhat extensive treatment of the doctrine. Sam Renihan’s God without Passions: a […]

brief excerpt from Confessing the Impassible God – Chapter 2 Hermeneutics

  taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility (RBAP, 2015), 81-84. Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. The end notes (which are very important to read) in this post occur as footnotes in the text of the book.   Chapter 2 HERMENEUTICS Analogia Scripturae […]

Table of Contents for Confessing the Impassible God, coming soon from RBAP

Contents Abbreviations Foreword Paul Helm Preface The Editors Introduction An Introduction to the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility: Why is this Doctrine Important? James M. Renihan   Part I: Theological and Hermeneutical Prolegomena 1. Analogy and the Doctrine of Divine Impassibility Charles J. Rennie 2. Hermeneutics: Analogia Scripturae and Analogia Fidei Ronald S. Baines   Part […]

brief excerpt from Confessing the Impassible God – Romans 1:20, the Creator’s invisible attributes, eternal power, and divine nature

    taken from Confessing the Impassible God: The Biblical, Classical, & Confessional Doctrine of Divine Impassibility (RBAP, 2015), 183-86. Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what […]

Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God, from ch. 7 of Confessing the Impassible God

Some Thoughts on the Doctrine of the Incarnation and Sufferings of the Son of God Taken, and slightly adapted from, Confessing the Impassible God, chapter 7, “THE NEW TESTAMENT ON THE DOCTRINE OF DIVINE IMPASSIBILITY: (II) Creation, the Incarnation and Sufferings of Christ, and Conclusion.” Copyright © 2015 Richard C. Barcellos. All rights reserved. It […]

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