"The God Who Risks: A Theology of Providence" by John Sanders

Monday, 16 Jul 2007

For Sanders, because our plight is not so great, the power of God need not be so great either. There is no need of a covenant of grace to which God is immutably faithful, with promises on which the sinner can utterly rely.
The God Who Risks: A Theology of Providence is, to my knowledge, the first book-length treatment of the idea of providence that one gets if one takes the "openness" of God view. (1) As such it is to be welcomed by those who take an opposite view, a view of providence that is, as far as God is concerned, riskless. For one of the ways in which debate is fostered is by opposed points of view setting out their respective positions as clearly and fairly as ...

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