The Sovereignty of God Debate

The Sovereignty of God Debate

by D. Stephen Long
     
 

How is God sovereign with respect to creation? Does creation affect God? Does God suffer or change because of creation? If so, how is this related to Christology? Why have these questions been so controversial in evangelical theology, even costing some people their jobs?

This book is a collection of lectures given to the Forum for Evangelical Theology at

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Overview

How is God sovereign with respect to creation? Does creation affect God? Does God suffer or change because of creation? If so, how is this related to Christology? Why have these questions been so controversial in evangelical theology, even costing some people their jobs?

This book is a collection of lectures given to the Forum for Evangelical Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Six theologians answer the questions above from a variety of perspectives. They draw on resources including the church fathers, Thomas Aquinas, John Calvin, Jurgen Moltmann, process theology, and open theism.

In the process of answering the question, does God suffer? each theologian also illustrates how responding to this subject requires an examination of other crucial evangelical issues, such as how we read Scripture and what it means to proclaim that God is love. Although the writers answer these questions in a variety of ways, the hope is that engaging in this conversation together can help evangelicals and all Christians to speak more faithfully of our sovereign God.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556352171
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2009
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
204
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface vii

Part 1 God's Sovereignty and Evangelical Theology

1 "The Importance of the Conversation Concerning the Doctrine of Divine (Im)passibility: An Introduction to God's Sovereignty and Evangelical Theology" Jimmy Cooper 3

2 "The Sovereignty of God and Divine Transcendence: Two Views from the Early Church" George Kalantzis 27

3 "Aquinas and God's Sovereignty" D. Stephen Long 42

4 "John Calvin on Sovereignty" Vincent Bacote 61

5 "Divine Sovereignty in the Process Theological Tradition (with a little help from John Wesley)" Michael Lodahl 75

6 "'God's Power Is God's Goodness': Some Notes on the Sovereignty of God in Jurgen Moltmann's Theology" Nancy Elizabeth Bedford 97

7 "Divine Suffering in an Openness of God Perspective" John Sanders 111

8 "Suffering and the Sovereign Love of God: A Conclusion to God's Sovereignty and Evangelical Theology" Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap. 139

Part 2 Responses

9 John Sanders 155

10 Nancy Elizabeth Bedford 164

11 Michael Lodahl 172

12 Vincent Bacote 179

13 D. Stephen Long 183

14 George Kalantzis 190

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