ct: the crucified God

If the central fact of the newer Testament’s witness is the passion and death of Jesus, the Christ, then this fact must not  become a mere addendum to an a priori theism in which God is defined by a power and glory that precludes any kind of qualification. If the crucified one is truly representative of the God by whom faith believes him to have been sent, then, however ponderous the transcendent power that reason and religion have attributed to deity, the Christian God must be seen as a suffering God. (Douglas John Hall, The Cross in Our Context, p.85)

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