The God-question is the fundamental theological question. This is a plea to give it that status once again. True enough, there is no lack of publications on the subject; for the most part however these limit themselves to a discussion of modern atheism. The Christian understanding of God, the God of Jesus Christ, and thus the confession of the triune God are usually brought in only as a kind of appendix and without any closer study of the problems involved. To bring this to life however Kasper has gone back to the Early Church fathers and the other great doctors of the Church. What he has learned from them is not a spiritless traditionalism but a courage, hardly imaginable these days, in thinking things out for himself. This book remains therefore, as it always has been, an essential resource for students of theology and of the Trinitarian principle in particular.
Table of Contents:
1. God as a Problem
2. The Denial of God in Modern Atheism
3. The Predicament of Theology in the Face of Atheism
4. Experience of God and Knowledge of God
5. God in Human Language
6. The Message about the God of Jesus Christ
7. The Trinitarian Mystery of God
8. The Doctrine of the Trinity
Cardinal Walter Kasper
Cardinal Walter Kasper was President of The Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity. A German by birth, he spends much time lecturing and giving conferences in the English-speaking world.