In the last hundred and fifty years the kingdom of God has emerged as one of the most important topics in theology, New Testament studies, and the life of the church. But what exactly is the kingdom of God? What does it mean for the people of God and what does it mean for how they live in the world?
In The Kingdom of God online course, author and scholar Nicholas Perrin explores this dominant biblical metaphor, one that is paradoxically the meta-center and the mystery in Jesus's proclamation. After surveying interpretations by figures from Albrecht Ritschl to N. T. Wright, Perrin examines the "what," "who," and "how" questions of the kingdom. In this sweepingly comprehensive study, Perrin contends that the kingdom is inaugurated in Jesus's earthly ministry, but its final development awaits later events in history. In between the times, the people of God are called to participate in the reign of God by living out the distinct kingdom ethic through hope, forgiveness, love, and prayer.
By completing this course, you’ll gain:
- Greater understanding of the kingdom of God from an investigative journalistic process
- A thorough overview of present, imminent, and future signs of the kingdom of God
- Insight into what it looks like for Christians in today’s world to live as the kingdom’s people
- Confidence in your growing knowledge through personalized review sessions and unit assessments