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The Creative Suffering of God
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The Creative Suffering of God

Paul S. Fiddes


The theme that God suffers with his world has become a familiar one in recent years, but a careful examination is needed of what it means to talk about the suffering of God, while avoiding the danger of a merely sentimental belief. This book offers a consistent way of thinking about a God who suffers supremely and yet is still the kind of God whom the Christian tradition has witnessed. It is also about a God who suffers universally and yet is still present uniquely in the cross of Christ. It is at once both a survey of recent thought about the suffering of God and a proposal for a way forward ... More

Keywords: creative suffering, God, sentimental belief, Christian tradition, cross of Christ, suffering of God, Christian theology, modern German theology, Karl Barth, Jürgen Moltmann

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1992 Print ISBN-13: 9780198263470
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul S. Fiddes, author
Regent's Park College, Oxford
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