Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters

Bibliographic information:

Carmen Joy Imes. Bearing God’s Name: Why Sinai Still Matters. Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2019.



Bearing God’s Name makes the case that Christians need the Old Testament, and the Sinai narratives in particular, if they are to understand their vocation as bearers of his name. It reorients Evangelical understanding of Old Testament law and its connection with Christian mission, rooting its discussion in the command not to bear Yahweh’s name in vain (Exodus 20:7) but tracing that theme through the entire canon. Written accessibly for laypeople, this book relies on the author’s doctoral dissertation (Wheaton 2016) and MA thesis (Gordon-Conwell 2011). It is suitable for individual or small group study.


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