The Color of God: Israel's God-Talk and Life Experience

Terence E. Fretheim

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1986

Issue: What Words Will Do (Vol. 6, No 3, Summer, 1986)

How can we speak meaningfully and responsibly of God in an increasingly complex and secularized world? Has our everyday experience taken on such a mundane character that, for a great many people within and without the church, traditional talk about God no longer seems pertinent? Or, to put the question another way: Has much of our traditional talk about God become so unrelated to the everyday experiences of people that it is empty or stifling or obscure? If our God is not dead, has our God-talk become a dead language, or at least a foreign language?

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