oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - A systemic approach to God's attributes

Volume 15, Issue 03
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



There is nothing more important than a correct understanding of God. This essay reviews the very common, historic practice of describing God according to his individual attributes. While acknowledging the value of this practice, the limitations are also noted. A complementary approach of describing God according to the broader, relational attributes found in scripture provides a biblical context for the individual attributes, and adds a devotional quality to beholding our glorious God that the historic formulations often neglected.

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