The Quest for God beyond Belief

Paul R. Sponheim

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 4/1/1987

Issue: The Search for God (Vol. 7, No 2, Spring, 1987)

Christians care about belief...on good authority, "for a person believes with his or her heart and so is justified, and confesses with his or her lips, and so is saved" (Rom 10:10). With that caring about belief come questions: Do I believe rightly? Do I believe enough? Do I believe? Why donít I believe? Why canít I believe? I do not ask these questions in order to answer them. But they are in my mind as I seek to write not about the content or status but the place of belief. What is the place of belief? Its place is in the quest for God.

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