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New Credo Podcast! How can the man of sorrows be impassible?

The doctrine of God’s impassibility may seem counterintuitive to many Christians today, but actually, impassibility is an essential belief of Christian orthodoxy. Impassibility was not only affirmed in the great confessions of faith throughout church history, but also defended as vital to the doctrine of God itself. But how does a theologian reconcile divine impassibility with the incarnation since Christ suffers on the cross? Contrary to caricatures, without impassibility the theologian will misunderstand the incarnation, including the deep love of God for sinners.

In this episode, Steven J. Duby joins Matthew Barrett to ask why our our doctrine of God suffers without the doctrine of impassibility and why we cannot retain a truly orthodox Christology without it.

Matthew Barrett

Matthew Barrett is the executive editor of Credo Magazine and the host of the Credo podcast. He is associate professor of Christian theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and the author of several books, including Simply Trinity: The Unmanipulated Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, which won the 2022 Christianity Today Book of the Year Award in Theology/Ethics. He is writing a Systematic Theology with Baker Academic.

Steven J. Duby

Steven J. Duby (PhD) is assistant professor at Grand Canyon University, where he teaches theology courses for undergraduates and seminary students. He is the author of Divine Simplicity: A Dogmatic Account (T & T Clark Studies in Systematic Theology, 2016). Duby lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with his wife, Jodi, and their three children.

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