We Become What We Worship: A Biblical Theology of Idolatry
I get frustrated by books that – either intentionally or unintentionally – do the following:
1) Treat me like an idiot and suppose I will take its arguments at face value. The author barely attempts to address the natural questions that spring forth from her arguments (if she addresses them at all).
2) Treat me like an informed scholar and assume I understand the implications of the arguments without explaining them.
Too often, studies in theology and philosophy fail on either or both fronts. Not so with Wheaton College New Testament scholar G.K. Beale’s latest work We Become What We Worship. Beale sets himself diligently to the task of illustrating how idolatry affects the idolater through a foundational biblical theology. As he eloquently asserts: “What people revere, they resemble, either for ruin or restoration.” (more…)