Although it is a foundational confession for all Christians, much of the theological significance of Jesus’s identity as “the Son of God” is often overlooked or misunderstood. Moreover, this Christological concept stands at the center of today’s Bible translation debates and increased ministry efforts to Muslims. New Testament scholar D. A. Carson thus sheds light on this important issue with his usual exegetical clarity and theological insight, first by broadly surveying Jesus’s biblical name as “the Son of God”, and then by focusing on two key texts that speak of Christ’s sonship. The book concludes with the implications of Jesus’s divine sonship for how modern Christians think and speak about Christ, especially in relation to Bible translation and missionary engagement with Muslims across the globe.
- Written for a seminarian, and not for the general congregation.
The book presents a Christological title of the, “Son of God. At times I thought this was more of a brainstorming session on audio book. There was just too much reasoning and debating concerning what the word “son,” as if you understood all of this high level debate you would be one step closer to Christ. All of this brings up the point of scripture in Matthew 16:7-8, where Jesus said to His disciples, “ye of little faith, why reason among youselves”. We cannot reason the Gospel and the Godhead, we must simply accept it by faith.