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Episode #16

Why God Hides

Show Notes

In what sense is God mystery? How is his transcendence and immanence displayed when he hides? Are there negative consequences to reading Christology back into the doctrine of God? How does God’s power, simplicity, and aseity relate to his incomprehensibility? Why is maintaining the distinction between the Creator and creature of such importance, particularly in framing our need for God’s grace?

In this episode of the Credo podcast, Matthew Barrett is joined by Katherine Sonderegger to consider God’s hiddenness and how it simultaneously conveys his transcendence and presence.

Katherine Sonderegger is the William Meade Chair of Systematic Theology at Virginia Theological Seminary, where she has served since 2002. She holds a PhD from Brown University, a DMin and STM from Yale University, and an A.B. in Medieval Studies from Smith College. Before joining the faculty at VTS, she served on faculties at Middlebury College and Bangor Theological Seminary. She is the author of That Jesus Christ Was Born a Jew: Karl Barth’s “Doctrine of Israel” and Systematic Theology: The Doctrine of God, Volume 1.


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