A Prayer for the Kingdom

March 30, 2009

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This prayer is an excerpt from the wonderful book , “The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event”  written by John Caputo

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6 Responses to “A Prayer for the Kingdom”

  1. nic paton Says:

    beautiful, poetic, delicate, resonant.


  2. I don’t know this author, thanks for the intro! Hope you are feeling better.

  3. John Says:

    Is The Divine in any sense weak or is the author telling us about his own self-possessed godlessness?

    Please check out these related references on The Divine as infinite Love-Bliss-Happiness, and religion as conscious participation in boundless radiance.

    1. http://www.adidam.org/teaching/aletheon/truth-god.aspx

    2. http://www.aboutadidam.org/readings/transcend_the_camera/index.html

    • Andrew Says:

      Hi John

      To answer your question in one sentence:

      The book , by John Caputo, looks at the life and teachings of Jesus as an event of “weakness” from the perspective of humanity, but shows that Kingdom of God and therefore Godliness is found in selflessness, the first shall be last, turning the other cheek, the meek get to inherit the earth, self-sacrifice (the cross).

      Thanks for the links,I will take a close look.

      Be blessed

  4. squarepig Says:

    Love this Andrew…thanks for highlighting it for us. Hope you are well…its been a while. Love to Theresa.


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