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Without parts or Passions? The Suffering God in Anglican Thought

Reid, Duncan (1991) Without parts or Passions? The Suffering God in Anglican Thought. Pacifica, 4 (3). pp. 257-272. ISSN 1030-570X

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    Over the past hundred years Anglican thought has questioned the traditional doctrine of God's impassibility. The cross of Christ reveals an eternal suffering in God. But how can a suffering God be a source of hope? It can be argued that God, in the very act of creation, renounced any impassibility God may have enjoyed. It is only a suffering God who can stand in relation to a created other and who can therefore hold out hope to creation.

    Item Type: Published Articles
    Repository Version: Published Version
    Keywords (separated by commas): Anglicanism, impassibility, suffering.
    Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
    Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970122 Expanding Knowledge in Philosophy and Religious Studies
    Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
    Subject Area(s): C - Systematic Theology
    Association with University of Divinity: Other University of Divinity
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    Depositing User: Rev Dr Duncan Reid
    Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2014 10:27
    Last Modified: 12 Sep 2014 10:27
    URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1538

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