Does God Hide from Us? Faith, Freedom and Theodicy
Does God hide from us? There is something slightly improper about putting the question in the active voice. Traditionally we have preferred the passive voice, speaking of the ‘hiddenness’ of God. Usually, though not always, God has been seen as ‘hidden’ in the sense that the inherent gulf between the finite creatures and the infinite Creator has made God inescapably mysterious, Wholly Other, transcendent of our puny grasp. To say that God is hidden has not been to say that we could not know of God, but to insist that what we know of God is necessarily limited and enigmatic.
KeywordsJohn Hick Intellectual Integrity Mere Belief Divine Presence Modern Situation
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