Back in January, I announced God without Passions: A Reader. The intent of this book was to provide access to original source writings from the 16th and 17th centuries relevant to the classical confessional Reformed doctrine of divine impassibility. While that book included an introduction designed to help understanding and processing the authors’ arguments, there were no further comments on the content of the writers.
Coming out very soon from RBAP, God without Passions: A Primer is a new (and much shorter) book that explains the doctrine of divine impassibility as it is drawn from the Scriptures and understood in the contexts of the human and divine natures. God without Passions: A Primer has been peppered (and salted) with quotations from Reformed authors (their language updated), written with a personal and pastoral perspective, and it includes study questions at the end of each of the five chapters. The chapters are:
- Impassibility’s Foundation
- The Human Half of the Equation
- Eminence and Negation
- Perfections and Incarnation
- Personal Applications and Pastoral Implications
God without Passions: A Primer would be a great book for personal study, and even better for group study. I hope you enjoy it!
***You should know that “primer” is pronounced “primmer” (unlike primer used in painting).***