Item description for The Universal God: Justice, Love, and Peace in the Global Village by James E. Will...
Overview In this important book, Will offers the theory of the universal relationality of God. His broadening of the conception of God offers a way to bring peace to a pluralistic and often divided world.
How can Christians bring about peace and justice in the world, when Christianity seems either to claim the absolute truth about God or to dissolve into "disempowering relativism"? James Will seeks an answer for this crucial question in the spiritual and intellectual life of the church. He challenges the traditional western idea of God as omnipotent and unchanging, instead offering the theory of the universal relationality of God. Writing from the perspective of process theology, Will says that just as God had an impact on the world, so the world has an impact on God. God is related and responsive to the world. In the modern world, where many cultures and belief systems are in contact and often conflict with one another, Will's broadening of the conception of God offers an integration of many cultures and beliefs, recognizing their relatedness without reducing any of them. In this way, Will believes the universal God may bring love and peace to a pluralistic and often divided world.
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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.93" Width: 5.97" Height: 0.86" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 1994
Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN 0664255604 ISBN13 9780664255602
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More About James E. Will
James E. Will is Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, USA
James E. Will currently resides in the state of Illinois.