The Christian's Knowledge of God

The Christian's Knowledge of God

By: W. W. Bryden (author)Paperback

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Best known for bringing Karl Barth to Canada, Walter Williamson Bryden predicted the fall of Idealism and liberal theology in Protestantism at the start of the twentieth-century. When that crisis hit the Canadian Protestant Churches he was ready with this book. The Christian's Knowledge of God is a re-examination of Reformation teachings with particular focus on the revelation of God, by God through Christ. Bryden challenges his readers to question their blind acceptance of Christian doctrine and reconsider what it means to have knowledge of the Divine and with it "the power to confront the world, no longer as those seeking, but as those having found God." Although the book ends "Tempora mutantur, nos et mutamur in illis" we have not changed so very much with the times as to make this book less relevant today than it was when first published. Indeed those seeking for knowledge of God today could do well to be reminded of Bryden's message.

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Professor Walter Williamson Bryden taught at Knox College, Toronto, from 1925 until his death in 1952, and became the College's sixth Principal in 1945. Bryden wrote many books including The Spirit of Jesus in St. Paul, Separated Unto the Gospel and The Significance of the Westminster Confession of Faith, as well as many articles and pamphlets. His Why I Am A Presbyterian continues to be an inspiration to members of the Presbyterian Church. Dr John A. Vissers is the Principal of Knox College, Toronto. His The Neo-Orthodox Theology of W.W. Bryden is also being published by James Clarke and Co Ltd to coincide with this republication of The Christian's Knowledge of God.


Introduction by John A. Vissers Preface I. God and the Historic Critics II. God and the Philosophers III. God and the Philosophers (Continued) IV. The New Testament Revelation V. The Exclusive Nature of Biblical Revelation VI. Revelation in the Ancient Catholic Church VII. Conceptions of God and Knowledge of God Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 24/11/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780227173824
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 220
  • ID: 9780227173824
  • weight: 320
  • ISBN10: 0227173821

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