Today’s question of the day, our recent Friday tradition, is a bit different:
A proposal, not a settled conclusion. The problem is passibility. For most Christian theologians, God is by definition impassible, not subject to passions nor passive in relation to His creation. Recently, of course, many theologians have challenged this, sometimes at the expense of God’s Godness and Lordship. But you’ve got to admit they have a point. Yahweh is a fairly passionate God, and Jesus the God-man expresses emotion and suffers. The tradition has ways of dealing with these things – anthropomorphism, distinguishing the impassible divinity from the passible flesh, and so on. To many recent theologians, though, this seems like special pleading.
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So, is God passible?