God’s Insistence

“I do not believe in the existence of God, but in God’s insistence. I do not say God ‘exists,’ but that God calls, God calls upon us, like an unwelcome interruption, a quiet but insistent solicitation, which may or may not come true. The work of theology is not to spell out the bells and whistles adorning a heavenly being, but to meditate upon everything we are here called to, everything we are trying to recall, in and under the name of God.”
John D. Caputo, the Watson Professor of Religion at Syracuse University

Caputo specializes in postmodern theology. His major work, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event (2006), received an AAR book award in constructive theology.

From Tikkun Magazine, March/April 2010


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