Loving to know Introducing covenant epistemology by Esther L. Meek

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Published by Cascade Books in Eugene, Ore .

Written in English

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  • Philosophy,
  • Knowledge, Theory of (Religion),
  • Covenant theology,
  • Christianity

Edition Notes

Book details

StatementEsther Lightcap Meek
LC ClassificationsBT50 .M445 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 518 p. ;
Number of Pages518
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL25011865M
ISBN 101608999289
ISBN 109781608999286
LC Control Number2011282123

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To know and love God may sound like an easy quote, but to develop an untainted theology in a world of compromised philosophy is no easy task. The presupposition for knowing and loving God is the belief that this is actually attainable. Clark's basic premise is that evangelical systematic theology is currently being influenced by modern schools /5(14).

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