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The Creative Suffering of God$
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Paul S. Fiddes

Print publication date: 1992

Print ISBN-13: 9780198263470

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.001.0001

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The Power of the Suffering God

The Power of the Suffering God

(p.144) 6 The Power of the Suffering God
The Creative Suffering of God

Paul S. Fiddes

Oxford University Press

This chapter describes the power of the suffering God, looking at six different aspects: the power of persuasion, the story and situation of a suffering God, the influence of the feelings of God, the creative journey of forgiveness, the power of a unique suffering, and the fulfillment of love. It examines A. N. Whitehead's dictum, ‘The power of God is the worship he inspires’.

Keywords:   persuasion, forgiveness, unique suffering, love's fulfillment, A. N. Whitehead

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