I am not sure that the grammar in the title is correct, but you get the idea. Is the Christian faith a matter of our pursuit of an elusive, mysterious "God beyond God" - the Christian form of the generic human experience of the numinous divine "ground of being", a pursuit of the unknowable God. Or is it the determined pursuit of a lost and wayward humanity by the revealing, seeking God of creation? Which version of "God" matches the parables of Jesus better?
This is one of my basic problems with the Tillichian theology that is influencing the church so much: it is the opposite of the Bible's story. Just set the two catch-phrases side by side and you will see the stark contrast: "the God beyond God" versus "the Word became flesh".
These two theologies lead to different spiritualities, different moralities and different religions.
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