Freitag, 24. Juli 2009

Which God is it that you don´t believe in?

N.T. Wright is a rather popular und discussed anglican theologian in England (Bishop of Durham since 2003) and in the USA. Michael Gorman, Author of the tremendous book "Inhabitating the cruciform God" (I will tell something more about it in another post) has put some tricky quotes from Wright on his Blog "Cross Talk".

In response to those who tell him, “I don’t believe in God” he likes to answer: “Really? Which god is it that you don’t believe in?”

“My proposal is not that we understand what the word ‘god’ means and manage somehow to fit Jesus into that. Instead, I suggest that we think historically about a young Jew, possessed of a desperately risky, indeed apparently crazy, vocation, riding into Jerusalem in tears, denouncing the Temple, and dying on a Roman cross–and that we take our courage in both hands and allow our meaning for the word ‘god’ to be recentered around that point.”

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