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The City of God and the Goal of Creation – T. Desmond Alexander (2018)

Posted On February 14, 2018

“God’s purpose in creating this world is to establish a resplendent metropolis that will fill the earth, where God will reside in harmony with humans,” says T. Desmond Alexander. The author’s latest work, entitled The City of God and the Goal of Creation is a book that tackles the important subject of biblical theology. Alexander’s book is the latest offering in Crossway’s Biblical Series which is sure to please readers accustomed to solid scholarship.

The book aims to present the biblical reality of the city of God, which stands at the heart of God’s redemptive purposes. The author begins in the garden of Eden which he says, “anticipates God and humanity dwelling together in harmony.” Sin short-circuits the hope of a temple-city, but God is committed to his original plan.

Alexander carefully guides readers through the various minefields that surface in Scripture, all of which are a part of God’s sovereign plan. The trajectory which anticipates the city of God is a theme that runs through the entirety of the book and finds its culmination in the New Jerusalem which will be fulfilled when Christ returns.

The City of God and the Goal of Creation is short but packed with theological nuggets that should attract readers drawn to eschatology and beyond. This is a dense work that invites careful study and contemplation and promises some special challenges for readers with a commitment to Dispensational theology. This work is a true feast that will cause students to dig deeper into God’s Word and greatly anticipate the goal of creation, the city of God.

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