The Bible resounds with affirmations of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. But might God also exhibit faith and trust? Standing in the tradition of theologians such as John Sanders, who argued that God is one who risks, Wm. Curtis...
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The Bible resounds with affirmations of the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. But might God also exhibit faith and trust? Standing in the tradition of theologians such as John Sanders, who argued that God is one who risks, Wm. Curtis Holtzen contends that God is not merely trustworthy or faithful, but that God is also one who trusts and has faith. According to Holtzen, because God is a being of relational love and exists in relationship with humans, who can freely choose to follow God, then God is a God who trusts. Such an argument might challenge our notion of who God is, yet Holtzen argues that understanding the relationship between divine trust and human faith can give us a fuller, truer picture of who God is and who we are.
John Sanders (Th.D., University of South Africa) is Visiting Professor of Religion at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas. He has edited and written several books, including No Other Name: An Investigation into the Destiny of the Unevangelized and Atonement and Violence: A Theological Coversation
Three of his previous book projects have received a Christianity Today Book Award: What About Those Who Have Never Heard?; The Openness of God and The God who Risks.
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Wm Curtis Holtzen is Associate Professor of Philosophy & Theology at Hope International University, California.
- The Bible Resounds With Affirmations Of The Faithfulness And Trustworthiness Of God. But Might God Also Exhibit Faith And Trust? Standing In The Tradition Of Theologians Such As John Sanders, Who Argued That God Is One Who Risks, Wm. Curtis Holtzen Contends That God Is Not Merely Trustworthy Or Faithful, But That God Is Also One Who Trusts And Has Faith. According To Holtzen, Because God Is A Being Of Relational Love And Exists In Relationship With Humans, Who Can Freely Choose To Follow God, Then God Is A God Who Trusts. Such An Argument Might Challenge Our Notion Of Who God Is, Yet Holtzen Argues That Understanding The Relationship Between Divine Trust And Human Faith Can Give Us A Fuller, Truer Picture Of Who God Is And Who We Are.
- 1. Considering A God Who Trusts
- 2. The Mosaic Of Faith
- 3. God Loves
- 4. God Believes
- 5. God Trusts
- 6. God Hopes
- 7. Divine Faith And The Advent Of Christ
- Author Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index