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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

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

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0006

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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