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Renewal in Love

Living Holy Lives in God's Good Creation

By: Michael Lodahl, April Cordero Maskiewicz
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About This Product John and Charles Wesley often use the New Testament language of "renewal in God's image," and sometimes "renewal in love," to describe the life of Christian holiness. In Renewal in Love, theologian Michael Lodahl and biologist April Maskiewicz explore the implications of the idea of renewal in the image of God when it is planted deeply in the soil of Genesis 1.

Our renewal in the image of God occurs through the incarnation, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ our Lord. But too often the redemption freely given through Jesus is not connected, either in our thinking or our doing, to the doctrine of creation. The argument of this volume is that Christian holiness, rightly understood, is a renewal and deepening of God's calling upon human beings to care for the Creator's beloved creation. 160 pages.  
"Michael Lodahl's Renewal in Love has the potential to register Wesley's vision in the broader theological landscape and reorient the conversation altogether. God's glory is not compromised but illumined even brighter in light of a creation perfected in divine love."
-Amos Young
Professor of Theology and Mission
Fuller Seminary

"The authors ease readers into the thought world of the Scriptures and the way early theologians echoed those thoughts; then they bring it all forward into practical implications within the complexities of our present life in the world. These authors have given us all a gift to clearly know who we humans are gifted to be in the world in the face of God and God's redeeming work in Christ."
-Eric Vail
author of Creation and Chaos Talk: Charting a Way Forward

"This is Wesleyan theology at its best-nurtured in dialogue; full of wisdom from Scripture, the long Christian tradition, and study of God's creation; and presented in a winsome, loving spirit."
-Randy L. Maddox
Professor of Wesleyan and Methodist Studies
Duke Divinity School

"The authors explore what it means to be made in God's image and to image God. Both earthly-oriented and divinely-focused, the book challenges readers to live lives of love in light of God's purpose for this world."
-Thomas Jay Oord
Northwest Nazarene University
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