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The Kingdom of God

A Biblical Theology
Nicholas Perrin (Author) , Jonathan Lunde (General Editor)
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What does the Bible say about God's Kingdom and what Kingdom living looks like?

In the last hundred and fifty years the concept of the kingdom of God has emerged as one of the most important topics in theology, New Testament studies, and the life of the church.

In The Kingdom of God, Nicholas Perrin explores this dominant biblical metaphor, one that is paradoxically the meta-center and the mystery in Jesus' proclamation. After survey interpretations by figures from Ritschl to N. T. Wright, Perrin examines questions such as:

  • What exactly is the kingdom of God?
  • What do different Christian traditions mean when they talk about “the Kingdom”?
  • How should we interpret Jesus’ teachings about the Kingdom?
  • What does it mean for the people of God and what does it mean for how they live in the world?

Perrin contends that the kingdom is inaugurated in Jesus' earthly ministry, but its final development awaits later events in history. In between the times, however, the people of God are called to participate in the reign of God by living out the distinctly kingdom-ethic through hope, forgiveness, love, and prayer.


Part of the Biblical Theology for Life series, this practical and robust book will help you ground your understanding of the Kingdom of God on the solid foundation of biblical exegesis and reflection.

About the Author

Nicholas Perrin PhD, Marquette University, is Franklin S. Dryness Professor of Biblical Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois. Between 2000 and 2003 he was Research Assistant to Nicholas T. Wright. He is author of numerous books, including Thomas: The Other Gospel, Lost in Transmission, and Jesus the Temple.

  • Product Details
  • Page Count: 272
  • Format: Softcover
  • ISBN: 9780310499855
  • Release: February 26, 2019
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