Chapter

A Future for the Suffering God

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/9780198263470.003.0004

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

A Future for the Suffering God

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This chapter examines the future of a suffering God, arguing that to suffer means to have a real future. The first section deals with the coming of God to his glory. The biblical appeal to glory notes that in moving towards the goal of his cosmic work and creation, God is entering upon his own glory. The second section deals with the protest of God against the present. The third section examines the perfect incompleteness of God. The fourth section explores the victory of God over suffering. The chapter concludes that the God who has a future suffers to bring many sons and daughters to his glory, and in this, he is glorified.

Keywords: God's future; God's glory; victory; cosmic work; creation

Chapter.  15391 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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