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Book Review: The Ascension of Christ by Patrick Schreiner

September 11th, 2020 | 8 min read

By KJ Drake

It is de rigeur to begin any work on the ascension with the contemporary church’s neglect of the doctrine. Despite numerous books published on the ascension in the past generation and the prominence of the doctrine in the creeds this declamation is still warranted.[1] Christ’s ascent from the earthly sphere to take his place at the right hand of God the Father, and all the consequences that flow from this movement, still fail to grip the church that Christ establishes by this event. The ascension, far from a piece of theological trivia, is the linchpin of the work of the incarnate Christ and a sine qua non of the Church’s life and faithfulness. Patrick Schreiner’s entry in Lexham Press’s Snapshots Series offers an account of Christ’s ascension to reshape our view of Jesus in all the fullness of the continued ministry.

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