We Become What We Worship
The heart of the biblical understanding of idolatry, argues Gregory Beale, is that we take on the characteristics of what we worship.
Employing Isaiah 6 as his interpretive lens, Beale demonstrates that this understanding of idolatry permeates the whole canon, from Genesis to Revelation. Beale concludes with an application of the biblical notion of idolatry to the challenges of contemporary life.
2. A Foundational Example of Becoming Like What We Worship: Isaiah 6
3. Becoming Like What We Worship: Evidence Elsewhere in the Old Testament
4. The Origin of Idolatry in the Old Testament
5. Becoming Like What We Worship: Judaism
6. Becoming Like What We Worship: The Gospels
7. Idolatry in Acts
8. Becoming Like What We Worship: Paul's Epistles
9. Becoming Like What We Worship: The Book of Revelation
10. The Reversal from Reflecting the Image of Idols to Reflecting God's Image
11. Conclusion: So What Difference Does It Make?
Index of Ancient Sources