procrastination, heresy, and navel-gazing.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Doors of the Sea - David Bentley Hart

with a greek half-yearly in 2 days, a sermon to write, and countless hours of reading and hebrew paradigms to do, i thought i'd buy and read this book. it's based on a newspaper article he wrote a couple of days after the asian tsunami, and in light of reading the beauty of the infinite, i wanted to see the way an eastern orthodox theologian dealt with the complex question of suffering in the midst of a sovereign God. i read the first couple of chapters last night.

i'm not going to get much work done this week...

UPDATE (22/5/08): i forgot to mention that you can read a fair portion of this book on google books, here
happy procrastinating!

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Blogger Honoria said...

Who shut up the sea behind doors
when it burst forth from the womb,

when I made the clouds its garment
and wrapped it in thick darkness,

when I fixed limits for it
and set its doors and bars in place,

when I said, 'This far you may come and no farther;
here is where your proud waves halt'?

~ Job 38:8-11

Does he say anything about theodicy in Job after the excerpt?

12:03 am  
Blogger psychodougie said...

not just yet.

p5 "the ocean breaks from its confines with annihilating power, and God - it seems - does not stay its waves."

i think he's getting there. but first he has to dispel any previously held understanding of theodicy, how God-and-the-world is, and how God-and-the-world isn't.

stay tuned!

9:28 am  

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