The Name of the Lord

Matt, Derek, and Alastair discuss what it means for the Lord's Holy Name to be, well, holy.

What exactly does it mean for God to “vindicate,” “sanctify,” or “glorify” His name? Derek has been giving this question a lot of systematic theology thought. Alastair and Matt join him in this intellectual workout, starting with the Lord’s Prayer and proceeding through Athanasius, Aquinas, honor culture, and our own times.

Links / resources mentioned:

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters, by Carmen Joy Imes [affiliate link]

On the Incarnation, by Athanasius

Leviticus as Literature, by Mary Douglas [affiliate link]

The Book of the Month is After the Revolution: Sex and the Single Evangelical. David J. Ayers draws on history and social science research to trace the effects of the Sexual Revolution on younger Christians and on the church, and offers a positive vision for Christian sexuality, singleness, and marriage that is firmly grounded in God’s word. For the month of August 2022, Mere Fidelity listeners can get 40% off this essential resource from Lexham Press.


Alastair Reads Two More Books
The Reputation of the Tetragrammaton
God Himself and God as We Know Him
Taking on the Name
Why does God gives us His name?
Honoring the Name
Culture of Honor
Practical Advice

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