""McGlasson's book is a pointed, powerful, and hard-hitting outline and defense of the way dogmatic theology must grow out of and be defined by the canonical shape of the Word in its witness to the risen Lord. This is a book that will rustle feathers at a time when feathers need rustling in a church that has allowed our grasp of God's truth to slip away from its scriptural and Christological moorings. Written with clarity and helpful argumentative sweep and summary, McGlasson raises challenges that must be faced by all pastors, seminarians, and theologians."" --Ephraim Radner, author of Hope among the Fragments ""A welcome addition to the growing body of literature on theological method and authority. Major influences on the author include Brevard Childs and Karl Barth."" --Donald G. Bloesch, Emeritus, Dubuque Theological Seminary ""Persuaded that both liberal and evangelical theologies fail to convey the mature consensus of historic and canonical Christian faith, Paul McGlasson offers a passionate and learned defense of his own proposal. Although readers will not find all of his criticisms or suggestions convincing, this book will provoke, illuminate, and display the enduring relevance of dogmatic theology for the life of the church."" --Michael Horton, Westminster Seminary Paul C. McGlasson is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). He received his MDiv from Yale Divinity School and his PhD from Yale University in Systematic Theology. He is the author of several books, including God the Redeemer, Canon and Proclamation, and Invitation to Dogmatic Theology. McGlasson has served the church both as a parish minister, and as a teacher of theology in college and seminary.