Chapter

The God Who Suffers Change

Paul S. Fiddes

in The Creative Suffering of God

Published in print September 1992 | ISBN: 9780198263470
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191682568 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198263470.003.0003

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

The God Who Suffers Change

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This chapter explores the implication that a suffering God is a God who is changed by his world, who is under constraint from it; and provides an analysis of what suffering entails. The first section considers suffering as feeling and injury. The second section explores the unity of suffering and change. The third section examines one-dimensional suffering: to speak of God's feeling of suffering without being changed by the world. The fourth section discusses the freedom of God to be in need. The fifth section reflects on the desire of God.

Keywords: suffering; injury; God's freedom; change; God's desire

Chapter.  14650 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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