Notes on the Holiness of God by David Willis
Publication Date: 2002-09-01
The nature of God's holiness has been widely misunderstood bycontemporary theologians. In this volume E. David Willis not onlyclarifies this divine attribute but also gives it the prominence inChristian thought that it deserves. According to Willis, confusion about God's holiness is due tothe compound mistake of treating the notions of transcendenceand immanence as opposities and subsuming holiness exclusivelyunder God's transcendence. To correct this view, Willis beginswhere all true Christian theology should with the cross. Heshows how Jesus' death is the supreme example of God's immanence, which continues to be realized in the act of communion.On this more direct experience of God is to be found a surerunderstanding of the meaning of holiness, and Willis looks indetail at its many facets purity, simplicity, infinity, beauty, andlove. Finally, he explores how the holiness of God provides thebasis for the life of Christian faith and hope in today's world. Providing inspiration for the soul as well as solid theologicalinsight for the mind, this book will benefit students, groups, andindividuals alike.