The God Who Risks: A Theology of Divine Providence (Google eBook)

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InterVarsity Press, Aug 20, 2009 - Religion
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If God is all-knowing and all-powerful, can he in any way be vulnerable to his creation? Can God be in control of anything at all if he is not constantly in control of everything? John Sanders says yes to both of these questions. In The God Who Risks defends his answer with a careful and challenging argument. He first builds his case on an in-depth reading of the Old and New Testaments. Then Sanders probes philosophical, historical and systematic theology for further support. And he completes his defense with considerations drawn from practical theology. The God Who Risks is a profound and often inspiring presentation of "relational theism"--an understanding of providence in which "a personal God enters into genuine give-and-take relations with his creatures." With this book Sanders not only contributes to serious theological discussion but also enlightens pastors and laypersons who struggle with questions about suffering, evil and human free will.
  

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User Review  - Jackson Trigg - Christianbook.com

Very in-depth read and study in regards to what God is in control of. Very good and honest examination of the biblical text.God says to Abraham, "*Now I know* that you fear God, because you have not ... Read full review

The God Who Risks

User Review  - jjchrstn - Overstock.com

This book puts God's sovereignty, man's free will into perspective. Opens understanding and will increase faith (trust) in God as loving and caring. Another great book along this line is "Don't Blame God". ... Read full review

Contents

416 Conclusion
124
417 Romans 911
127
418 Predictions and Foreknowledge
131
Divine Relationality in the Christian Tradition
140
52 Some Early Fathers
141
53 Augustine
149
54 The Middle Ages
153
55 From Luther to Wesley
154

33 Freedom Within Limits
43
34 The Implausible Happens
44
35 God Suffers on Account of His Sinful Creatures but Will Not Abandon Them
47
Creating a Relationship of Trust
48
37 God May Be Prevailed On
52
38 God Works with What Is Available
53
39 DivineHuman Relationality in the Covenant
58
310 Divine Goals with Open Routes
61
311 Divine Wrath and Mercy in the Context of Covenantal Relationality
65
312 The Absence and Presence of God
68
313 Divine Love and Humiliation
70
314 Conclusion
71
315 Divine Repentance and Foreknowledge
72
A RiskFree Model?
84
An Examination of Some Texts Used to Support Theological Determinism
85
New Testament Materials for a Relational View of Providence Involving Risk
93
42 The Baptism
94
44 The Temptation of Jesus
96
45 Confession and Transfiguration
97
46 Compassion Dialogue and Healing Grace
99
The Pathos of Jesus
101
48 The Cross of Jesus
105
49 The Resurrection
108
Divine Love in Jesus Teaching
110
411 Various Texts on Providence
113
412 Conclusion to the Life of Jesus
115
413 The Church as the Vehicle of Gods Project
117
414 The Nature and Goal of the Divine Project
121
415 The Way of the Spirit into the Future
123
56 Contemporary Theology
160
57 Proponents of Dynamic Omniscience
165
58 Conclusion
171
Risk and the Divine Character
173
63 The Nature of Divine Risk
174
64 The Divine Character and Providence
177
65 Classical Theism and Freewill Theism
193
66 God and Time
200
67 Foreknowledge and Providence
205
68 Conclusion
217
The Nature of Divine Sovereignty
221
73 Specific Versus General Sovereignty
224
74 Divine Permission
229
75 Human Freedom
233
76 Are There Limits to What God Can Do?
238
77 Can Gods Desires Be Frustrated?
242
78 Divine Purpose with Open Routes
244
79 Conclusion
247
Applications to the Christian Life
249
83 Evil
261
84 Prayer
277
85 Divine Guidance
284
86 Conclusion
287
Conclusion
289
Notes
292
Bibliography
352
Name and Subject Index
376
Scripture Index
381
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About the author (2009)

John Sanders (Th.D., University of South Africa) is 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. Three of his previous book projects have received a Christianity Today Book Award.

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