Narratives on a Vulnerable God

Narratives on a Vulnerable God: Christ, Theology, and Scripture

This book takes us into the heart of Christian ideas and values and asks hard questions.

Andy McRae, associate pastor, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

If Jesus really is God's ultimate self-disclosure, if the gospels chronicle a love that risks suffering and loss, that portrays Him increasingly powerless before the world's authority, then everything changes. The angle of vision becomes a paradigm shift in the way we view God, eternity, church, authority, and discipleship.

If we meet God in Christ first as vulnerable in love and putting aside His almighty in power, we begin anew to discover not only very God but our true humanness. Too often "the stories of how love led very God of gods to end up hanging on a cross are taken as somehow the allies of oppression," and when it happens, "something has surely gone desperately wrong" (p. xv).

This book takes us into the heart of Christian ideas and values and asks hard questions. It is well argued and lucidly written. And it will preach! Placher will stretch your mind and your faith


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Andy McRae, associate pastor, Sligo Seventh-day Adventist Church, Takoma Park, Maryland.

February 1997

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