Monday, September 08, 2008

A story to want to be a part of...

"Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule" (Gen 1:28)
We have heard these words so often that we no longer feel their breathtaking force. God commanded two people, a man and a woman, to be king and queen of the whole creation and to produce a worldwide race of kings of queens to rule the creation. They and their children were to learn more and more about God's good creation, to discover ever new uses of the things God had made, to bring the world more and more completely into service to God and man. Over time, they were to build from the raw materials of creation a glorious temple-city on earth as a replica and image of the heavenly city of God.

The Kingdom and The Power: rediscovering the Centrality of the Church, p25.Peter Leithart, (P&R 1993)

3 comments:

  1. I've enjoyed all the Leithart I've read so far. Even where I haven't agreed he's made me think. Great quote there.

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  2. The annoying thing is lots of endnotes... and he drops in great stuff from those he cites without laying out how they gets those conclusions...

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  3. Yeah, maybe because he has more of a 'shock and awe' style than one in which he shows you his workings.

    So far I've read 'Against Christianity,' 'the baptised body' and 'a house for my name.' I'd say they're all worth a read, though AC is probably the most 'fun.'

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