Christ, in His incarnation, life, death, and exaltation, is God’s great instrument in the manifestation and communication of His excellent perfections. (38) —From The Infinite Merit of Christ
God delights in His creatures insofar as they display His own holiness and happiness communicated to them. (36) —From the The Infinite Merit of Christ
“While setting the record straight on Edwards’s theology through leaning heavily on his own writings (800 quotes from Edwards!), Biehl’s work is also a tour de force for the confirmation of Reformed orthodoxy in the midst of ongoing debates about justification today.” —Joel R. Beeke, President and Professor of Systematic Theology and Homiletics, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary
“Craig Biehl provides a thorough, detailed, well written and convincing treatment of Edwards’ view of divine merit.”—Ken Minkema, Director, The Jonathan Edwards Center, Yale University
“I absolutely love this book. I like everything about it from the page design; to the flow of Biehl’s (and Jonathan Edwards’s) logic; to the conclusions Craig Biehl draws from his careful analysis of Jonathan Edwards’s writings. Biehl provides a helpful rebuttal to several currently-popular points of view that have (for various reasons) downplayed the importance of imputed righteousness and rejected the significance of Christ’s human obedience to Moses’ law. This is a book to be reckoned with in all those debates.” —Phil Johnson, Executive Director, Grace to You
“Craig Biehl’s work offers just what is needed today–a comprehensive treatment of Edwards’ understanding of Christ and His saving work of redemption. Few of the leading Edwards scholars know Reformed theology well, or understand the significance of Edwards’ soteriology. Biehl can help us all to see what mattered most to Edwards. Along the way, he can help us with the debate on justification, which Edwards handled better than most thinkers, past or present.” —Douglass A. Sweeney, Professor and Chairman of Church History & History of Christian Thought; and Director, Jonathan Edwards Center, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
“Craig Biehl has done both American historiography and the global Christian church a great service by demonstrating conclusively that Edwards did all of his work from within “his Biblicist, exclusivist, evangelical and Reformed tradition.” Specifically, Dr. Biehl masterfully analyzes how and why “the person and meritorious work of Christ in redeeming sinners” is “the center” of all aspects of Edwards’s theology. For those who would understand either Edwards or the essence of Christian theology, this book is a MUST!” —Samuel Logan, Associate International Director at World Reformed Fellowship and Former President of Westminster Theological Seminary
“While some recent studies have explored novel takes on Jonathan Edwards’ thought, Craig Biehl reminds us that first and foremost Edwards is a theologian and that first and foremost Edwards’ theology centers on Christ. Christ’s glorious work of redemption captivated Edwards’s mind and heart and, thankfully for us, permeates his writings. Biehl’s careful hand skillfully guides us through these writings, even leading us to offer words of praise for what Christ has done for us-a rare and admirable feat for a piece of scholarship.” —Stephen J. Nichols, President, Reformation Bible College
March 30, 2016 – Thank you to Books At A Glance and reviewer Jeffrey C. Waddington for their review of The Infinite Merit of Christ.
July 23, 2015 – Thank you to Books At A Glance for their review of The Infinite Merit of Christ.