KINGDOM PROLOGUE. GENESIS FOUNDATIONS. FOR A COVENANTAL WORLDVIEW. Meredith G. Kline. TWO AGE PRESS. of Kingdom Prologue where Kline writes, “On this subject see further my By Oath Consigned (), of which the present discussion is a resume involving. A friend of mine wrote to ask about Kingdom Prologue, by Meredith G. Kline. I am unfamiliar with Kline and ask that some of you who know.

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In fact, Kline teaches us to read Genesis as more integrally and intimately related kingvom the rest of the biblical story than most of us are in the habit of doing.

Kingdom Prologue: Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview

Kline zooms in on Genesis and explores the theme of covenant, promise, and humanity in the antediluvian context. If someone were to tell me that the twin pillars of this monument to the early chapters of Genesis stands on the twin pillars of Assyriology and LSD, Kinfdom would not too much surprised. Kline’s ANE scholarship andPrincetonian biblical theology culminate in a biblical theological walkthrough of Genesis worthy of being re-read for years to come.

In this way Kingdom Prologue seeks to provide an introductory sketch of the over-all shape of the biblical worldview and the character of biblical religion. Andrew rated it it was amazing Nov 20, The content is mind-blowing.

Steve rated it it was amazing Feb 11, Want to Read saving…. Kline is not for the faint of heart, and those brave enough to venture into his hyphenated world of biblical-theological-glory-terminology will frequently wish he used an editor.


Sep 28, Christopher Waugh rated it it was ok Shelves: It’s an understatement to say that Meredith Kline’s Kingdom Prologue pfologue a work of immeasurably fantastic biblical theology and exegesis in iingdom Reformed tradition.

Kline draws on his expertise of the ancient near east–its culture, language, and politics, especially Canaanite treaty documents–to illuminate the composition and function of Genesis in the biblical Canon. Kingdom Prologue sounds like the beginning prologeu an epic fantasy series. A wonderful treatment of Genesis and its foundational contribution to the Bible.

That said, the work put into understanding Kline will be, in my opinion, richly rewarded. There are ‘whoa’ ideas and cosmic images in this beggar the trippy fantasies of the sixties merredith seventies – Herbert, Tolkien, etc. An absolutely fantastic book.

Hugenberger was mentored by Meredith Kline author of Kingdom Prologue. Mar 16, Sam Lee rated it it was amazing. Eric Lazarian rated it it was amazing Oct kingdo, The result is a strong biblical-theological understanding of Genesis that is both culturally sensitive and Christologically centered.

As intimated by the subtitle, Genesis Foundations for a Covenantal Worldview, the immediate literary focus of this study is the book of Genesis and its account of the formative ages in the eschatological movement of the kimgdom of God from creation to consummation.


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Open Preview See a Problem? And this is ostensibly a Genesis commentary! Yet there were also many times when I had to close the book at the end of a sitting simply because I was exhausted.

As also indicated by the subtitle, our biblical-theological commentary on Genesis is designed to uncover the foundations of God’s covenantally administered kingdom with its major historical developments and its institutional structures and functions. A brilliant picture of the foundations of God’s covenant that will color not only the readers view of Genesis, but of the entire Scriptures.

Kline’s hyphenations snowball into an avalanche of double meaning, e. A difficult read, but an overall interesting bok on Covenant Theology.

Return to Book Page. Complicated, and contradictory 2K theology. Jun 12, Scott Dalton rated it it was amazing.

The lack of familiar graces reserves this book for people who are serious about learning covenental theology. To ask other readers questions about Kingdom Prologueplease sign up. Like most reviews, I will agree and say that Kline is not the best writer Trivia About Kingdom Prologue If you can hang in there, it will change your life!!! That isn’t to say seminarians per se, but it’s not a light read.