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Creative Suffering of the Triune God: An Evolutionary Theology

Gloria L. Schaab


The global reality of suffering and death has demanded an authentic theological response in every era and has impelled debate concerning God's relationship to suffering and the conceivability of the suffering of God. In a former age, theology proposed an omnipotent and impassible deus ex machina in answer to this question. However, contemporary theologies have proposed alternatives to this understanding of God in relation to the world. With such theologies, this book proposes that a truly viable response to cosmic suffering is the recognition that God participates in the cruciform existence of ... More

Keywords: Arthur R. Peacocke, theology, evolution, suffering, Trinity, panentheism, ecology, feminist theology, ministry, Christianity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195329124
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329124.001.0001


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Gloria L. Schaab, author
Barry University
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