Word, Silence, and the Climate Emergency: God, Ekklesia, and Christian Doctrine is an exposition of Christian doctrine taking into account the current global emergency. Gorringe grounds our knowledge of God first in the revelation to the prophets and specifically in their political stance but above all in Jesus of Nazareth. God, or the NAME, Gorringe argues, is the antithesis of all the gods of projection, known in the silence of the cross and of the isolation cell. In a Triune format, the nature of God and the discourse of creation and providence are first considered before turning to the claim that “God was in Christ.” The final third of the book considers the nature and task of ekklesia, especially in the light of the global emergency which, Gorringe argues, is a confessional issue and the heart of ekklesia's present concern.
Timothy J. Gorringe is an Anglican priest and member of the Iona community who has taught theology in India, St. Andrews, Oxford, and Exeter.
List of Figures
Part 1: The Word Spoken from Silence
Part 2: The Word Made Flesh
Part 3: The Word in Human History
About the Author
"Tim Gorringe has yet again written Christian theology for our times in what amounts to his summa theologiae in which the global emergency is illuminated by his profound understanding of the Christian tradition, of the world in which we live and his wide reading. He brings the priority of the prophetic experience in Scripture to his understanding of Christian theology. As a result, that tradition becomes an apocalyptic lens through which to view the ‘global emergency’. He demonstrates the truth of Camus’s words that ‘the pestilence is at once blight and revelation (i.e. apocalypse). It brings the hidden truth of a corrupt world to the surface’. His book is truly a word for our times."