Visual Theology Seeing and Understanding the Truth About God.pdf

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We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help
them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and stunning popularity of
the Internet infographic has given us a new way in which to convey data, concepts
and ideas.
But the visual portrayal of truth is not a novel idea. Indeed, God himself used
visuals to teach truth to his people. The tabernacle of the Old Testament was a
visual representation of man’s distance from God and God’s condescension to his
people. Each part of the tabernacle was meant to display something of man’s
treason against God and God’s kind response. Likewise, the sacraments of the New
Testament are visual representations of man’s sin and God’s response. Even the
cross was both reality and a visual demonstration.
As teachers and lovers of sound theology, Challies and Byers have a deep desire to
convey the concepts and principles of systematic theology in a fresh, beautiful and
informative way. In this book, they have made the deepest truths of the Bible
accessible in a way that can be seen and understood by a visual generation.
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