K. Scott Oliphint is professor of apologetics and systematic theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia and an ordained minister in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. His earlier books include Covenantal Apologetics: Principles and Practice in Defense of Our Faith and Reasons for Faith: Philosophy in the Service of Theology.
At first when we hear that God is mysterious, we think: he's
unknowable. What Scott Oliphint argues in this extraordinary book
is just the opposite. Divine mystery, as he proves from Scripture,
provides the only real hope that we can know God. It is just his
greatness that makes him accessible to us. God is indeed way beyond
our imagination. But in his love he has 'stooped to conquer.'
Indeed, unless mystery pervades all of life we are left with a
gray, purposeless existence. This book is far from a cold
theological study. It sings! When we put it down, we want to say
not 'what a great text,' but 'what a great and worthy God.'
--Dr William Edgar, Professor of Apologetics, Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia
"Nothing is more important about our knowledge of God than recognizing that it begins with his incomprehensibility and remains bounded by that recognition. Reflecting the results of a major area of Oliphint's interest in his lecturing and writing over many years, a key concern of this book is to speak about the mystery surrounding God and his activity in a way that honors the way that God himself speaks to us in Scripture. Its careful, often penetrating handling of this sublime mystery is enhanced by a worshipful tone throughout. An instructive and edifying read for those wanting to grow in their knowledge of God."
--Richard B. Gaffin, Jr., Professor of Biblical and Systematic Theology, Emeritus, Westminster Theological Seminary
"Knowing God as He is, in all the fullness He will allow us, is the church's highest priority and greatest privilege today. Scott Oliphint's powerful exposition of the majesty of mystery is a much-needed and bracing antidote to the casual, buddy-buddy theology that is so common in our times."
--Os Guinness, author of The Call