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The Power of 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/9780198263470.003.0006

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks

The Power of the Suffering God

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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

Chapter.  14277 words. 

Subjects: Christian Theology

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