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suffering of the impassible God

the dialectics of patristic thought

by Paul L. Gavrilyuk

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Suffering of God,
  • Fathers of the church

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [180]-196) and indexes.

    StatementPaul L. Gavrilyuk.
    SeriesThe Oxford early Christian studies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsBT153.S8 G38 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 210 p. ;
    Number of Pages210
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3326444M
    ISBN 100199269823
    LC Control Number2004300283
    OCLC/WorldCa53871607

    In his review essay of Paul Gavrilyuk’s book The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought, Reimer answers: Well, yes and no. Literally. Cyril of Alexandria, who articulated the doctrine in its most fleshed out form, used the formula "the impassible God suffered" in Jesus Christ as his theological crux in his. Similar Items. Divine impassibility: four views of God's emotions and suffering / Published: () Divine impassibility: an essay in philosophical theology / by: Creel, Richard E., Published: () The suffering of the impassible God: the dialectics of patristic thought / by: Gavrilyuk, Paul L. Published: ().

    Paul GAVRILYUK, The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. $ pb. ISBN Reviewed by Peter C. PHAN, Georgetown University, DC The oxymoron in the tile of this work by Paul Gavrilyuk, currently assistant professor of historical theology, University of St Thomas, St Paul, . In times of suffering we need a God who does not suffer, one who can overcome suffering in order to redeem us and return justice to this evil world. Retrieving an old word: Impassible For this reason, the church—from the early fathers to the Westminster Confession—has believed that the God of the Bible is a God without passions; that is, he.

      Question: "What is the doctrine of the impassibility vs. passibility of God?" Answer: To be “passible” is to be “capable of feeling, especially suffering” or to be “susceptible to emotion.” When theologians speak of God’s “passibility” versus His “impassibility,” they are referring to His freedom to respond emotionally versus a perceived lack of empathy for His creatures.   The Suffering Of The Impassible God. of understanding the interpretation of God’s essential impassibility and His suffering in the flesh. published in the New York Times Book Review.


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Suffering of the impassible God by Paul L. Gavrilyuk Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book provides a major reconsideration of the issue of divine suffering and divine emotions in the early Church Fathers. Patristic writers are commonly criticized for falling prey to Hellenistic philosophy and uncritically accepting the claim that God cannot suffer or feel emotions/5(11).

'The book provides a major reconsideration of the notion of divine impassibility in patristic thought. The question whether, in what sense, and under what circumstances suffering may be ascribed to God runs as a golden thread through such major controversies as Docetism, Patrispassianism, Arianism, and by: One of the best books I’ve read on patristic theology is The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought by Paul L.

Gavrilyuk. The book is a historical study of impassibility, an early Christian doctrine that claims God does not suffer human emotions or feelings. Gavrilyuk frames his whole argument as an apologetic toward the school of thought that he labels “The.

Lister has ably handled difficult questions that impinge on God’s impassibility and passionate involvement with his creations: God’s relation to time and eternity, incarnate suffering, biblical accounts of God’s repentance, theodicy, and God’s immanence and by: 2.

Author by: Paul L. Gavrilyuk Languange: en Publisher by: Oxford University Press Format Available: PDF, ePub, Mobi Total Read: 80 Total Download: File Size: 45,8 Mb Description: The Suffering of the Impassible God provides a major reconsideration suffering of the impassible God book the notion of divine impassibility in patristic question whether, in what sense, and under what.

A preliminary survey --The incarnation --The Holy Spirit --The happiness of men and of God --God and time --Passible and impassible: with a note on God and the absolute --God and His creatures --An examination of other views.

Baron von Hügel: 'suffering and God' ; Dr. Marshall Randles: 'the blessed God, impassibility' ; Dr. Maldwyn Hughes.

The Suffering of the Impassible God provides a major reconsideration of the notion of divine impassibility in patristic thought. The question whether, in what sense, and under what circumstances suffering may be ascribed to God runs as a golden thread through such major controversies asDocetism, Patripassianism, Arianism, and Nestorianism.

First, in accordance with the authentic Christological tradition, the eternal, all-perfect, and immutable Son of God experienced, as man, human weakness, frailty, suffering, and death in a truly and authentically human manner. He who is impassible as God was truly passible as man.

As Cyril of Alexandria poignantly put it: “The Impassible. According to the doctrine of divine impassibility, God is invulnerable to suffering. Nothing can act upon him, but he is in no way passive. However, the suffering of the impassible God provides a major reconsideration of the notion of divine impassibility in patristic thought.

This book provides a major reconsideration of the issue of divine suffering and divine emotions in the early Church Fathers. Patristic writers are commonly criticized for falling prey to Hellenistic philosophy and uncritically accepting the claim that God cannot suffer or feel emotions.

Gavrilyuk shows that this view represents a misreading of evidence. But the incarnation is the central issue. The heresies of docetism, patripassianism, Arianism, and Nestorianism (the subjects of chs.

3–6) are regarded as attempts to dissolve the paradox of the impassible God suffering in the : Graham Gould. He sees the theology of the crucified God as opening a way forward in relation to the problem of suffering, beyond the unsatisfactory alternatives of 'metaphysical theism', with its impassible God, and 'protest atheism', with its rebellion against a world in which innocent suffering by: Major reconsideration of the notion of divine impassibility in patristic thought.

It is commonly claimed that patristic theology fell prey to the assumption of Hellenistic philosophy about the impassibility of God and departed from the allegedly biblical view, according to which God is passible.

The author argues that this standard view misrepresents the tradition. The Suffering of the Impassible God The Dialectics of Patristic Thought Paul L. Gavrilyuk Oxford Early Christian Studies. Contributes to the contemporary debate about divine suffering.

Challenges a prevailing interpretation in patristic theology of the issue of divine impassibility. A readable and accessible study. The Suffering of the Impassible God by Paul L. Gavrilyuk,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(38).

Get this from a library. The suffering of the impassible God: the dialectics of patristic thought. [Paul L Gavrilyuk] -- 'The Suffering of the Impassible God' provides a major reconsideration of the issue of divine suffering and divine emotions in the early Church Fathers.

View from PHILOSOPHY at Laikipia University. The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought. By PAUL L. GAVRILYUK. xii +. The Suffering of the Impassible God provides a major reconsideration of the notion of divine impassibility in patristic thought. The question whether, in what sense, and under what circumstances suffering may be ascribed to God runs as a golden thread through such major controversies as Docetism, Patripassianism, Arianism, and Nestorianism.

It is commonly. Classic Christian orthodoxy teaches that God is impassible — that is, not subject to suffering, pain, or involuntary passions. In the words of the Westminster Confession of Faith, God is "without body, parts, or passions, immutable." The doctrine of the passibility of God has to do with the theology of the “suffering” of God.

Does God suffer. God loves, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life,” (John ). God hates, “The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, and the one who loves violence His soul hates,” (Psalm ).

God has compassion, “But he hesitated. So the men seized. In other words, for God to be genuinely relational with his creation, he must be passible in his essence as God. Oord asks some important questions in making his case.

Why should we pray if God is impassible? () In his view, God is relational and understands the suffering of the oppressed, therefore God must be passible ().

Paul Gavrilyuk The Suffering of the Impassible God: The Dialectics of Patristic Thought Oxford Early Christian Studies Oxford: Oxford University Press, Pp. viii + It is heartening to read a book that one agrees with and even more so when it is a scholarly work on a controversial issue.The theme that God suffers with his world has become a familiar one in recent years, overturning centuries of belief in an impassible deity.

This book both surveys recent thought about the suffering of God and proposes future directions for this important area of Christian theology.