Christian Focus Publications
The Christian’s Pocket Guide to Humanity
The reality of being made in the image of God, but of being marred by sin, is the chief characteristic of the human race. This separation from our Creator, and ultimate union with him through the death of his Son affects all aspects of our lives. The issue of identity and the value of human life have come to the fore in recent years and David McKay’s short book reminds us of who God has created us to be.
About the Author
David McKay is Professor of Systematic Theology, Ethics and Apologetics at the Reformed Theological College, Belfast, and Minister of Shaftesbury Square Reformed Presbyterian Church in Belfast. He is the author of ‘An Ecclesiastical Republic’ (1997) and ‘The Bond of Love’ (2001) and has contributed to a number of theological journals and books. He is married to Valerie.
In these pocket–sized, packed–full pages, Professor David McKay has given us a wonderfully lucid, mind–renewing exposition of biblical teaching. His splendid book provides both the clarity and the stability we desperately need.
Sinclair B Ferguson, Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology, Reformed Theological Seminary, Jackson, Mississippi
Questions about human origins, gender, authority, environment, work, leisure and so much more are pressing issues in our confused society. David McKay’s book on the doctrine of man is therefore most timely. Highly recommended for such a time as this.
Derek Thomas, Senior Minister of Preaching and Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
… a fine, clear summary of the salient points of biblical anthropology, integrating the doctrine into the broader context of creation, of the covenants and of Christology and salvation. This will help the reader think precisely about the subject.
Carl R Trueman, Professor of Biblical and Religious Studies, Grove City College, Pennsylvania
… helps us to recover our bearings with a fine summary of Biblical teaching on humanity: created, fallen, redeemed, and ultimately glorified. Here are the foundations of a better understanding of our nature and our purpose, and a reminder of our great salvation in Christ.
Bill James, Principal, London Seminary, London, UK