God the Child
Small, Weak and Curious Subversions
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Why assume God is Adult? What if God is Child?
In this experimental theological adventure, Graham Adams revisits God’s omnipresence, omnipotence and omniscience in light of the smallness of an open hand, the weakness of a chaos-event and the curiosity of a horizon-seeker. In dialogue with pastoral trauma, the economic/ecological crisis, and the nature of theological education, particular theological themes are re-focused: grace as solidarity, justice as playfulness and faith as imagination. And what if God the Child is Black, disabled or queer, disrupting the colonial matrix of adult power? God the Child celebrates a particular kind of theo-politics: small enough to be in solidarity with every belittled experience and each tiny site of potential, weak enough to evoke relationships of mutuality, and curious enough to pursue every horizon of unknown experience empathetically.
"Our world contains 1.9 billion children but how might God be represented through them? As Adams puts it, 'in a world of giants, we don’t notice what is small.' In this brilliantly challenging book Adams encourages us toward new ways of imagining God, without all the constructs and sophistication of the adult world, with words like smallness, weakness and curiosity. This new territory opens up huge potential for transformation within our understanding of God." -- Carrie Grant