Reformed prolegomena at its finest in the 16th century. Challenging, heart-stirring, and vital for approaching the study of theology. Thanks for the recommend Dr. Barcellos.
I tried to sum up the major idea of the book by drawing out what he presents as the source and mode of theology, Christ containing both the theology of the blessed and the theology of the humble in his very person:
If this makes no sense, read the book!
One thing I have asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple. -Ps. 27:4
I have always wondered why theological aesthetics was a less than essential tool for theological interpretation in the minds of many. This is a fascinating book and one that is worthy of your library.
Get it here: The Beauty of the Lord: Theology as Aesthetics (Studies in Historic and Systematic Theology) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1683590589/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_0iMXBb87GJS08
This is an excellent companion to the UBS Greek NT. It helps the student of Greek understand why the UBS Committee chose one reading over another in the manuscript tradition and relegated others to the apparatus. Metzger basically takes the problems that the Committee wrestled with and concisely notes them and then reflects on the Committes evaluation and resolution of the problem.
A Textual Commentary on the Greek New Testament (Ancient Greek Edition) https://www.amazon.com/dp/1598561642/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_NlwjBb5XXGSMD
Sample pages discussing Jn. 1:18 and “monogenes theos” versus “monogenes huios.”