From the Back Cover
This work seeks to create a via media between the tradition of divine impassibility and the contemporary preference for divine passibility within formal theological reflection. Rather than dismissing divine impassibility as a Hellenized and antiquated notion, the author seeks to reconfigure how this axiom functioned for the early church as a way to complement and deepen the present tendency toward divine passibility. At stake in these discussions is not only the coherence of God-talk across time but also what Christians take to be their guiding vision of God's character and action in the world, a vision that inevitably determines the shape of Christian discipleship.
About the Author
Daniel Castelo is Associate Professor of Theology at Seattle Pacific Seminary and University. His first book, The Apathetic God, won the 2011 Templeton Award for Theological Promise.