A New Book on the Kingdom of God

My friend and colleague Scot McKnight has published a new book, Kingdom Conspiracy, in which he provides a new understanding of the Kingdom of God. Below are two brief commendations of Scot’s book:


“Over the past decade, McKnight … has emerged as America’s theologian.… His works provide an extra layer of theological undergirding for pastors and lay people who wish to go deeper in Bible study and live more consciously under the rule of ‘King Jesus’.… A must-read for church leaders today.”


“One of the most important and timeliest works to be written in recent years.… McKnight brings much-needed clarity to what ‘kingdom of God’ means.… This is a book that needs to be read by everyone.”

The video below introduces Kingdom Conspiracy

I have not read the book yet, but when I do, I will publish a review of the book and offer my evaluation of Scot’s view of the Kingdom of God.

Claude Mariottini
Professor of Old Testament
Northern Baptist Seminary

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2 Responses to A New Book on the Kingdom of God

  1. Craig Benno says:

    Sounds like a good book. I believe we are seeing two dangerous pendulum swings in regards to Church and Kingdom. One is that our whole efforts are built around the church program. The other that all our efforts are done outside of the church gathering and that effort is replacing church / the gathering.

    An old Sydney Anglican Bishop taught me the following valuable theological framework, which is one in which every individual and church community needs to take hold – Upwards, Inwards and Outwards.

    I look forward to your book review.


    • Craig,

      It is nice to hear from you again. McKnight has an interview in PARSE that provides a good overview of his view of the Kingdom of God. I think McKnight addresses the two issues you mentioned in your comment. Here is the link: Redefining the Kingdom of God.

      I hope to review the book after it is published at the end of October.

      Claude Mariottini


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