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Only God Will Save Us

The Nature of God and the Christian Life

Only God Will Save Us

The Nature of God and the Christian Life

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Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334059264
Published: 30/06/2020

"God's being gives meaning to God's action". So said Gustavo Gutierrez. If we grasp what it means to say that God is just, we learn what justice really looks like. If we understand how divine anger works, we understand how we can be fruitfully angry. Understanding who God is, is not an 'ivory tower' activity, but one which helps us to better grasp of both Christian worship and Christian action.

An accessible introduction to the doctrine of God, Only God Will Save Us demonstrates for students, ordinands and Christian practitioners how a theological articulation of the nature of God can drive and refine Christian action in the world.

Simon Cuff asks how do we keep God at the centre of our lives?

Acknowledgements xi

Introduction: The God of Classical Theism 1

1. Divine Simplicity 17

2. The Suffering of God 41

3. The Love of God 66

4. The Wrath of God 78

5. The Mercy of God 95

6. The Jealousy of God 110

7. Prayer 119

8. The God of Life 132

Bibliography 140

Index of Scriptural References 147

Index of Names 150

Index of Subjects 153

Simon Cuff

Fr Simon Cuff is a Tutor and Lecturer in Theology at St Mellitus College, and Coordinating Fellow of the Centre for Theology and Community.

‘With beautiful clarity and depth, this book restates the increasingly-misunderstood case for the ‘classical’ doctrine of God. Readers will fall in love with God all over again, and be challenged to live and act in response to the reality we encounter here.’ -- Jane Williams, Assistant Dean, St Mellitus College, UK