About Providence, Divine Action and the Church

In this blog, Terry J. Wright posts thoughts and shares research on the Christian doctrine of providence. This doctrine testifies to God’s provision for all things through creation’s high priest, the man Christ Jesus. However, the precise meaning and manner of this provision is a perpetually open question, and this blog is a forum for discussion of the many issues relating to providence and the place of the Church within God’s action.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Kevin Vanhoozer on the Cross and Divine Suffering

If the cross is indeed the paradigm instance of divine suffering, then we must conclude that God never suffers because he is overtaken by worldly events, but only because he uses them for his own authorial purposes…

Kevin J. Vanhoozer, Remythologizing Theology: Divine Action, Passion, and Authorship. Cambridge Studies in Christian Doctrine (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), p. 430

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