Visual Theology

Visual Theology : Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God

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We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts and ideas.

But the visual portrayal of truth is not a novel idea. Indeed, God himself used visuals to teach truth to his people. The tabernacle of the Old Testament was a visual representation of man's distance from God and God's condescension to his people. Each part of the tabernacle was meant to display something of man's treason against God and God's kind response. Likewise, the sacraments of the New Testament are visual representations of man's sin and God's response. Even the cross was both reality and a visual demonstration.

As teachers and lovers of sound theology, Challies and Byers have a deep desire to convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful and informative way. In this book, they have made the deepest truths of the Bible accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 13mm | 431g
  • Grand Rapids, United States
  • English
  • 0310520436
  • 9780310520436
  • 85,336

Table of contents

Introduction: Why Visual Theology?

1. The Word of God - The Bible's Authority and Inerrancy
2. The Word of God - The Bible's Clarity, Necessity and Sufficiency
3. The Character of God - Incommunicable and Communicable Attributes
4. The Character of God - Trinity
5. The Character of God - Creation
6. The Character of God - Providence
7. The Character of God - Prayer
8. The Character of God - Angels, Satan and Demons
9. The Doctrine of Man - Man's Creation and Purpose
10. The Doctrine of Man - Man as Male and Female
11. The Doctrine of Man - Sin
12. The Doctrine of Christ - The Person of Christ
13. The Doctrine of Christ - The Atonement
14. The Doctrine of Christ - Resurrection and Ascension
15. The Application of Redemption - The Ordo Salutis
16. The Doctrine of the Church - The Nature of the Church
17. The Doctrine of the Church - The Ordinances (Sacraments)
18. The Doctrine of the Church - Being the Church
19. The Doctrine of the Future - The Return of Christ
20. The Doctrine of the Future - Heaven and Hell
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About Tim Challies

A pastor, noted speaker, and author of numerous articles, Tim Challies is a pioneer in the Christian blogosphere. More than thirty thousand people visit each day, making it one of the most widely read and recognized Christian blogs in the world. Tim is the author of several books, including Visual Theology and The Next Story. He and his family reside near Toronto, Ontario.

Josh Byers is a communications pastor, artist, speaker, husband, and father who resides in Iowa. Josh is an idea maker and creative visionary. His work has been featured in a wide variety of outlets from the Gospel Coalition to the Tonight Show. He writes and publishes graphics regularly at
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