The Universal God / Edition 1

The Universal God / Edition 1

by James E. Will
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664255604

ISBN-13: 9780664255602

Pub. Date: 09/01/1994

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

How can Christians bring about peace and justice in the world, when Christianity seems either to claim the absolute truth about God or to dissolve into "disempowering relativism"? James Will seeks an answer for this crucial question in the spiritual and intellectual life of the church. He challenges the traditional western idea of God as omnipotent and unchanging,

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How can Christians bring about peace and justice in the world, when Christianity seems either to claim the absolute truth about God or to dissolve into "disempowering relativism"? James Will seeks an answer for this crucial question in the spiritual and intellectual life of the church. He challenges the traditional western idea of God as omnipotent and unchanging, instead offering the theory of the universal relationality of God. Writing from the perspective of process theology, Will says that just as God had an impact on the world, so the world has an impact on God. God is related and responsive to the world. In the modern world, where many cultures and belief systems are in contact and often conflict with one another, Will's broadening of the conception of God offers an integration of many cultures and beliefs, recognizing their relatedness without reducing any of them. In this way, Will believes the universal God may bring love and peace to a pluralistic and often divided world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255602
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
09/01/1994
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
292
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Preface
Introduction1
1The Spatiotemporal Relationality of Creation7
2The Cross-Cultural Relationality of Meaning33
3The Interreligious Relationality of Redemption64
4The Contextual Relationality of Justice102
5The Interpersonal Relationality of Love143
6The Universal Relationality of Peace183
Notes231
Index274

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