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, he mounts a careful and challenging argument for positive answers to both of these profound theological questions. In this thoroughly revised edition, Sanders clarifies his position and responds to his critics. His book will not only contribute to serious ongoing theological discussion but will enlighten pastors and laypersons who struggle with questions about suffering, evil and human free will.
"[The God Who Risks is] a major contribution to the dialogue between biblical and philosophical theology. John Sanders argues persuasively for belief in the God who risks and shows in detail that this view--in contrast to belief in the no-risk God--is consonant with the biblical tradition, conceptually coherent and able to account for the Christian life as a life of personal fellowship with God."
2. Theological Ground Rules
3. Old Testament Materials for a Relational View of Providence Involving Risk
4. New Testament Materials for a Relational View of Providence Involving Risk
5. Divine Relationality in the Christian Tradition
6. Risk and the Divine Character
7. The Nature of Divine Sovereignty
8. Applications to the Christian Life
Name and Subject Index