The Unknown God Beyond God

The Unknown God Beyond God January 5, 2017

God is great, and we know him not

Job 36:26 is such a striking statement in just about every translation. Some simply say that we do not know God. Others opt to render it in terms of our not understanding God.

A recent post on Jeff Hood’s blog connected the verse to Paul Tillich’s idea of the “God beyond God.”

By definition, a God that your mind can grasp doesn’t deserve the capital “G.” And therefore arrogant and dogmatic claims to comprehension are incompatible with authentic religious faith.

For a recent book that explores this theme in more detail, see Madhuri Yadlapati’s Against Dogmatism.

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