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From the Winter 2015 issue of Knowing & Doing:  

Who Is God? Part 1

by Thomas A. Tarrants III,  D.Min.
Vice President for Ministry & Director
Washington Area Fellows Program, C.S. Lewis Institute

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  1 A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy (1961; reprt., San Francisco: HarperCollins, 2009), 1.
  2 Ibid.
  3 Christian Smith with Melinda Lundquist Denton, Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005), 162-163.
  4 J.I. Packer, Knowing God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1973); R.T. France, The Living God (Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity, 1970); Tozer, Knowledge of the Holy.
  5 All Scripture quotations in this article are from the English Standard Version.
  6 Geoffrey W. Bromiley, ed., The International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, rev. ed. (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1979–1988), s.v. “Holiness, Holy” (E.F. Harrison).
  7 Carl Friedrich Keil and Franz Delitzsch, Commentary on the Old Testament (Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1996), 1:478.
  8 Ibid.
  9 This is how the NIV and NASB translate the Hebrew word.
 10 Douglas K. Stuart, Exodus, The New American Commentary (Nashville: Broadman & Holman, 2006), 2:715.
 11 Ibid.
  12 John Calvin and Charles Bingham, Commentaries on the Four Last Books of Moses (Bellingham, WA: Logos Bible Software, 2010), 3:386.
  13 Stuart, Exodus, 715–16.
  14 Calvin and Bingham, Commentaries, 3:387.
  15 Ibid., 3:388.

Tom Tarrants has lived in the Washington, DC area since 1978 and served as President of the C.S. Lewis Institute from 1998 to April 2010. He is currently Vice President for Ministry & Director, Washington Area Fellows Program. Prior to coming to the Institute, he served as co-pastor of Christ Our Shepherd Church and Director of The School for Urban Mission, both based in Washington, DC, Tom holds a Master of Divinity Degree, as well as a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Christian Spirituality. He is an ordained minister in the Evangelical Church Alliance.


Recommended Reading:
A.W. Tozer, The Knowledge of the Holy (HarperOne, 2009)

A modern classic of Christian testimony and devotion, The Knowledge of the Holy  shows us how we can rejuvenate our prayer life, meditate more reverently, understand God more deeply, and experience God’s presence in our daily lives.

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