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Title: A Theological Reconsideration of 'the Wild'
Subtitle: A Response to Elizabeth O'Donnell Gandolfo
Author(s): FIDDES, Paul S.
Journal: Louvain Studies
Volume: 41    Issue: 3   Date: 2018   
Pages: 317-327
DOI: 10.2143/LS.41.3.3285320

Abstract :
In his response to Elizabeth O’Donnell Gandolfo’s contribution Paul Fiddes undertakes a further theological exploration of what her account of ‘wildness’ could mean in relation to divine love and vulnerability. His first question addresses the ambiguity of wildness, which calls for a more complex account of both the wild and God’s responsibility than the classical scheme of double causation allows. Second, he raises the question of discernment about when wildness, which causes vulnerability, should be embraced and where it should be resisted. The third issue concerns the tension between the invulnerability of divine love and the vulnerability implied in God’s compassionate suffering of the wild in the world.

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