Does God Suffer?
Does God Suffer?
Book Details
  • 310 Pages
  • Publisher : University of Notre Dame Press
  • Publication Date : February 2000

Does God Suffer?

Weinandy, Thomas

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Publisher's Description

The immense suffering in the modern world, especially in the light of the Holocaust, has had a profound impact on the contemporary understanding of God and his relationship to human suffering. There has been a growing acceptance that God himself suffers in solidarity and love with those who suffer. Weinandy’s comprehensive presentation resolutely challenges this view of God and suffering, arguing from scripture and from the philosophical and theological tradition of the Fathers and Aquinas. He maintains that a God who is impassible is more loving and compassionate than a suffering God. He also argues that it is the Son of God’s experience of suffering as a man that is truly redemptive and life-giving.

310 Pages
Published February 2000

About the Author

Dr. Thomas G. Weinandy is the Warden of Greyfriars and lectures in History and Doctrine at the University of Oxford.