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Q: Information of "Narratives of a Vulnerable God" ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: Information of "Narratives of a Vulnerable God"
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Asked by: patrick646-ga
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Posted: 01 Oct 2006 12:41 PDT
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Question ID: 769957
I am conducting research on the first chapter of William Placher's
"Narratives of a Vulnerable God", and need some help finding
information about the text.  Any articles with critical questions and
analysis would be most helpful, but other information (including
background information) would be fine as well.  Thank you for your
help and please e-mail me if you have any questions.
Subject: Re: Information of "Narratives of a Vulnerable God"
Answered By: pafalafa-ga on 01 Oct 2006 13:52 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars

I've listed below some sources of information that should be useful for you.  

Some of these are fully available online, but others are only
summarized or mentioned online, and you may want to get a print copy
from the library for your research.

There isn't a great deal of written analysis of Placher's work, but
several of the resources below go into considerable depth.

Let me know if there's anything else you need on this, beyond the list provided.



Victim and Victor
[this is a thoughtful review of the overall book]
Book reviews -- Narratives of a Vulnerable God
Theology Today,  Oct 1995
A Suffering God
[while not a direct review of the book, this article embodies similar
themes, especially of Placher's first chapter on a Vulnerable God ]
[Placher's c.v. may also be of interest, as a way of putting his
life's work in context]
The Vulnerable and Transcendent God:
The Postliberal Theology of William Placher
On Mentors and the Making of a Useful Theology: A Retrospective on the
Work of William C. Placher

[This work has a brief and insightful discussion of Placher's work,
but is not available on the internet]
Fidelity of Heart: An Ethic of Christian Virtue
James E. Gilman
Oxford University Press, 2001 

...Vulnerability...To ?desire affectionately? is to desire intimacy,
and to desire intimacy is to risk vulnerability. In Narratives of a
Vulnerable God, William Placher underscores the significance of
vulnerability for Christian faith. His argument, in brief, is that
since God in Christ loved humanity so as to risk vulnerability, so too
must the community of believers be willing to risk vulnerability...

Narratives of a vulnerable God (Book Review) 
Meilaender, Gilbert, reviewer  
Source: First Things no. 56 (October 1995) p. 47-50 

Narratives of a vulnerable God (Book Review) 
McClendon, James Wm., Jr., reviewer 
Modern Theology v. 11 (October 1995) p. 488-90 

Again, if there's anything more I can do for you, just let me know.



search strategy -- Searched Google,, Google Scholar,, and several academic/theses databases for "Narratives of
a vulnerable god"
patrick646-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
Just what I was looking for, thanks again.

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