A Wrathless God has Victims

Thursday, 01 Mar 2018

Like many white upper-middle-class mainline Protestants, I’ve long taken issue with the concept of divine wrath, believing it to conflict with the God whose most determinative attribute is goodness itself. Whenever I’ve pondered the possibility of God’s anger, I’ve invariably thought about it directed at me—I’m no saint, sure, but I’m no great sinner either. The notion that God’s wrath could be fixed upon me made God seem loathsome—more demiurge than God. I’ve changed my mind about God’s wrath. Actually, my friend Brian Stolarz changed my ...

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