The Fingerprints of God
Tracking the Divine Suspect Through a History of Images
By (author) Robert Farrar Capon
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Fingerprints of God by Robert Farrar Capon
Book DescriptionIn The Fingerprints of God best-selling author Robert Farrar Capon takes readers on a sleuthing project, using his own uniquely developed history of images to find evidence of the Divine Suspect in our midst." "Capon first explores various images that prompt proper talk about God and the nature of Scripture. The Bible, he says, is the mystery story of God's hidden presence as the Divine Suspect behind all history. Capon discusses the misuse of Scripture due to literalist interpretation, looks at the ways Christ has suffered at the hands of human image-makers, and proposes a novel understanding of salvation history that clarifies the proper roles of Scripture, the Holy Spirit, and Jesus." "In the second part of the book Capon turns his magnifying glass on major thinkers from church history - Irenaeus, Athanasius, Anselm, Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin, Julian of Norwich, and others - pointing out both the strong and the weak images they have produced. Throughout the centuries, Capon sees God as the "Divine Bowler" trying to knock down the faulty "pins" of ideas that have been set up in the lanes of religious history, while also disclosing himself in profound and powerful ways.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802847683
(229mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2000
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Robert Farrar Capon
Supper of the Lamb, Paperback (January 2002)
Originally published: Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1969.
Foolishness of Preaching, Paperback (March 1998)
What is the foundation of good preaching? How should preachers prepare themselves to faithfully and effectively address the church. These are the kinds of questions Robert Farrar Capon tackles with freshness and frankness in Foolishness of Preaching
Astonished Heart, Paperback (January 1996)» View all books by Robert Farrar Capon
Capon shows how the church has lost its astonishment over the Good News and has made Christianity into a religion that focuses on requirements and restrictions rather than on gospel. Recovery of astonishment is his saving remedy.
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