Naming God – ABC Religion & Ethics – Opinion

Saw this from Stanley Hauerwas and liked it a lot. Click on the link to read the article. 

“God is whoever raised Jesus from the dead, having before raised Israel from Egypt.” This is the hallmark sentence of Robert Jenson’s Systematic Theology. It is an elegantly simple but dauntingly deep sentence, which took Jenson a lifetime of theological reflection to write.

To write such a sentence requires that we discipline our presumption that we know what we are saying when we say the word “God.” For it turns out that we are most likely to take God’s name in vain when we assume we know what we are saying when we say “God.”

Naming God – ABC Religion & Ethics – Opinion.

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