The Knowledge of the Holy: The Attributes of God. Their Meaning in the Christian Life

By A.W. Tozer

A.W. Tozer’s landmark defence of majesty and awe in worship.

ISBN: 9780718895310


A.W. Tozer maintained that a theologian’s message must be ‘both timeless and timely’, a sentiment borne out in the fact that his writing on worship still acts as an urgent warning today. Tozer is primarily concerned with the loss of the concept of ‘majesty’ from the popular mind and more importantly from the thinking of the church. He sees the church as having surrendered her once lofty concept of God – not deliberately, but little by little and without her knowledge. With this comes a further loss of religious awe and a sense of the divine presence, of an appropriate spirit of worship and of our ability to withdraw inwardly to meet God in adoring silence.

Tozer addresses this problem, to go back to the causes of the decline and to understand and correct the errors that have given rise to our devotional poverty. ‘It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous or inadequate,’ he tells us. What is needed is a restoration of our knowledge of the holy.

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Dimensions 254 × 156 mm
Pages 117

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About the Author

Despite never receiving any formal theological training, A.W. Tozer was incredibly influential, both as a minister and a theologian. The author of over forty books on Christian faith and spirituality, he was also editor of Alliance Life, the denominational publication of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, in whose churches he ministered and preached. He died in 1963, with The Knowledge of the Holy one of his most enduring works.



1. Why We Must Think Rightly About God
2. God Incomprehensible
3. A Divine Attribute: Something True About God
4. The Holy Trinity
5. The Self-existence of God
6. The Self-sufficiency of God
7. The Eternity of God
8. God’s Infinitude
9. The Immutability of God
10. The Divine Omniscience
11. The Wisdom of God
12. The Omnipotence of God
13. The Divine Transcendence
14. God’s Omnipresence
15. The Faithfulness of God
16. The Goodness of God
17. The Justice of God
18. The Mercy of God
19. The Grace of God
20. The Love of God
21. The Holiness of God
22. The Sovereignty of God
23. The Open Secret