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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

back cover of Confessing the Impassible God

Preface to Confessing the Impassible God

  Confessing the Impassible God can be purchased here.   PREFACE . . . We have no itch to clog religion with new words, but do readily acquiesce in that form of sound words which hath been, in consent with the Holy Scriptures, used by others before us . . . These humble words come […]

Fred Sanders endorses Confessing the Impassible God (coming this fall from RBAP)

  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 […]