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The World Is Christ's (Ouweneel)

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A Critique of Two Kingdom's Theology


The 'Two Kingdoms' controversy has become a matter of increasing scholarly debate in recent decades. However, this is one debate which is not confined to the academy.


As Willem J. Ouweneel demonstrates in The World is Christ's, behind the scholarly terms lie very practical, everyday questions, such as where to shop, whether and how to vote, and how to educate our children. The Two Kingdoms controversy is at root a question of how we ought to understand and live in a world that refuses to acknowledge Jesus Christ as Lord.


Dr. Ouweneel details a number of historical, logical, and exegetical considerations surrounding these questions, and helps readers understand that everything we do is an act of worship--the issue is whether our worship is directed toward God or away from him.


It is through us that God wants to realize his kingdom, every day a bit further, in every domain of life, because the world is Christ's.


  • Author: Willem J. Ouweneel
  • Pages: 422
  • Paperback
  • Published in 2017


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Product Details:

  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 422 pages
  • Published:  2017
  • ISBN : ‎ 9780994727961
  • Author:  Willem J. Ouweneel


  • Willem J. Ouweneel is professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Systematic Theology at the Evangelical Theological Faculty, Leuven, Belgium. He holds PhD degrees in Biology (University of Utrecht, 1970), Philosophy (Free University in Amsterdam, 1986), and Theology (University of the Orange Free State in Bloemfontein, 1993). Dr. Ouweneel's many books include Power in Service: An Introduction to Christian Political Science, and The Heidelberg Diary: Daily Devotions on the Heidelberg Catechism. He resides in the Netherlands.


  • Willem J. Ouweneel is not well known in the English speaking world, but he is very accomplished as a philosopher and theologian. Retired now, he has three doctorates and has studied and published excellent works in historical, biblical, and systematic theology. Though he is open about his Dutchness, he writes in clear, beautiful, and cogent English prose. I am especially interested in his recent book The World is Christ's: A Critique of Two Kingdoms Theology. This book is a wonderful volume, the most thorough treatment of the two-kingdoms controversy that there is. In 400 pages, he details a huge number of historical, logical, and exegetical considerations. I think his case for a one kingdom theology is quite cogent. In any case, this book will have to be the starting point for any further discussion of the matter. I will not respect future articles and books on this subject unless they show a thorough understanding of Ouweneel's argument.

    --John M. Frame, Prof. Emeritus of Systematic Theology and Philosophy Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL

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