Fingerprints of God
Throughout history we have used images to think about God and faith. Unfortunately, these images are often misleading. From Iranaeus and Athanasius to Luther and Calvin, this fascinating and wise book offers an engaging presentation of faith and the images...
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Throughout history we have used images to think about God and faith. Unfortunately, these images are often misleading. From Iranaeus and Athanasius to Luther and Calvin, this fascinating and wise book offers an engaging presentation of faith and the images that we've used to strengthen or erode it. 179 pages, from Eerdmans.
In The Fingerprints of God best-selling author Robert Farrar Capon takes readers on a sleuthing project, using his own uniquely developed history of images to find evidence of the Divine Suspect in our midst." "Capon first explores various images that prompt proper talk about God and the nature of Scripture. The Bible, he says, is the mystery story of God's hidden presence as the Divine Suspect behind all history. Capon discusses the misuse of Scripture due to literalist interpretation, looks at the ways Christ has suffered at the hands of human image-makers, and proposes a novel understanding of salvation history that clarifies the proper roles of Scripture, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus." "In the second part of the book Capon turns his magnifying glass on major thinkers from church history - Irenaeus, Athanasius, Anselm, Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Julian of Norwich, and others - pointing out both the strong and the weak images they have produced. Throughout the centuries, Capon sees
Presents a clear & comprehensive introduction to the Christian hope for the future.
Capon takes readers on a fascinating sleuthing project, developing a history of images to find evidence of the Divine Suspect in readers' midsts. Novel, wise and entertaining, "The Fingerprints of God" offers an engaging presentation of faith and the host of images that either strengthen or erode it.
An Episcopal priest and the author of many popular books, including The Supper of the Lamb (Modern Library), The Mystery of Christ . . . And Why We Don't Get It (Eerdmans); and a widely praised trilogy on Jesus' parables now available in one volume titled Kingdom, Grace, Judgment: Paradox, Outrage, and Vindication in the Parables of Jesus (Eerdmans). Today, Fr. Capon is working on his eighteenth book. He is an assisting priest at St. Luke's Church in East Hampton, New York, the Canon Theologian to the Bishop of Long Island. Robert Farrar Capon has had a life-long interest in food and cooking, which is reflected in many of his books, including several cookbooks. He was a food columnist for Newsday and The New York Times, and continues to teach cooking classes.