Tag Archives: doctrine of God

Mercadante-transcendence

In reading Linda Mercadante’s Belief Without Borders I’ve come to the theological substance of her interviews with people who identify as spiritual but not religious (SBNR). She said she asked them about four basic topics: God, human nature, community, and … Continue reading

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Walton – Proposition 14

The Lost World of Genesis One: Ancient Cosmology and the Origins Debate, by John H. Walton. What it says Proposition 14 is that God’s Roles as Creator and Sustainer Are Less Different than We Have Thought. Walton begins to talk … Continue reading

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Fretheim-What kind of God?

I finished reading Terence Fretheim’s The Suffering of God.  I need to remind you of a couple of Fretheim’s earlier themes. One of them is the idea of the intensification of God’s presence.  God is always present, but in certain … Continue reading

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Fretheim-Godlike prophets

A reservation I have about Terence Fretheim’s method in The Suffering of God is that he does not make as much of the different voices in the Bible as I would.  He recognizes that there are different voices.  But I … Continue reading

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Fretheim-what God is like

Metaphors.  That is what Terence Fretheim’s The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective is all about.  When we speak of God we must use metaphors.  The ancient Hebrews especially used anthropomorphic metaphors. In other words, they drew upon human life … Continue reading

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