This book traces the history of the biblical idea of the Kingdom of God and suggests its contemporary relevance. "To grasp what is meant by the Kingdom of God is to come very close to the heart of the Bible's gospel of salvation."--from the Preface
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This book is the winner of the $7,500 Abingdon-Cokesbury award for the book adjudged "to accomplish the greatest good for the Christian faith and Christian living among all people." Its author is professor of Hebrew and interpretation of the Old-Testament at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Va. The book ?? the Bib?? concept of the Kingdom of God and its meaning for the church. He finds this to be the unifying theme of the Bible and the motivating force of the living ?? Professor Bright has addressed his book to the general reader of the Bible in the hope that it will present to him a unifying principle in his Bible study which will make the Scriptures loss confusing and more understandable. However, ?? the reader is already fairly familiar with the Scriptures he is not ?? to be led to such a study by this thorough but pretty pedestria?? development of the theme. Ministers of ??servative best will find it helpful and some of the laity will appreciate it. It is not a book that the public, even the church-going part of it, will get ?? (Kirkus Reviews)
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