Jesus Abba: The God Who Has Not Failed

John B Cobb Jr (Author)
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Description

The church has emphasized ideas about God that have marginalized Jesus understanding of his spiritual Father, his Abba. We commonly think of God as a demanding lawgiver and judge, an omnipotent ruler, or an ultimate philosophical principle. None of these works well today.

In contrast, Jesus view of God as spiritual Abba still truly works when it is given a chance. Christians should be open to accepting the ideas of the one they call Lord and Savior. In Jesus Abba, one of the greatest theologians of this generation boldly argues for a new view of God, through the eyes of Jesus.

John B. Cobb Jr. interprets the whole of Jesus life and ministry, and death and resurrection, in light of Jesus understanding of God. He also shows that Paul shared this understanding and that it played a central role in Pauls churches. Ultimately, Cobb argues that Jesus view of God fits our actual experience today, that it is supported by the evidence of the sciences, and that it encourages appreciative learning from other wisdom traditions and cooperation with them in redeeming the world.

With this book, John B. Cobb Jr. makes his ultimate and most impassioned plea for us to rediscover God through Jesus.

Product Details

Price
$22.99
Publisher
Fortress Press
Publish Date
March 01, 2016
Pages
182
Dimensions
6.1 X 0.8 X 9.1 inches | 0.9 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781506405704

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About the Author

John B. Cobb Jr. has held many positions including Ingraham Professor of Theology at the Claremont School of Theology, Avery Professor at the Claremont Graduate School, Fullbright Professor at the University of Mainz, and Visiting Professor at Vanderbilt, Harvard, and Chicago Divinity Schools. His writings include Christ in a Pluralistic Age: God and the World; and, with coauthor Herman Daly, For the Common Good, which was cowinner of the Grawemeyer Award for Ideas Improving World Order.