Chapter 12: The Meaning of Providence
Providence and reality seemed to be a matter of fact. But it never was, and never will be, amatter of fact.
Chapter 13: Knowledge Through Love
God knows me, because He loves me; and I shall know Him face to face through a similar uniting, which is love and knowledge at the same time. Love lasts; love alone endures, andnothing else besides love, nothing independent of love.
Chapter 14: Doing the Truth
Only those questions for truth which have challenged and disturbed centuries of practice have brought about a fundamental transformation of practice. This is true of the history of science,morals and religion.
Chapter 15: The Theologian
We are first of all theologians. Therefore, it is most natural, although not most usual, for us toconsider our existence as theologians.
Chapter 16: The Witness of the Spirit to the Spirit
The majesty of God is challenged, when we make Him the loving Father before we haverecognized Him as the condemning law, Whom we hate in the depths of our hearts.
Chapter 17: He Who Is the Christ
Christ is neither the political "king of peace" whom the nations of all history expected, andwhom we expect today just as ardently; nor is He the heavenly "king of glory" whom themany visionaries of His day expected, and whom we also expect today. His mystery is more profound; it cannot be expressed through the traditional names.
Chapter 18: Waiting
The condition of man's relation to God is first of all one of
grasping. A religion in which that is forgotten, no matter how ecstatic or active or reasonable, replaces God by its own creation of an image of God.
Chapter 19: You Are Accepted
a way of rediscovering the meaning, of sin and grace; the same way that leads usdown into the depth of our human existence.
Chapter 20: Born in a Grave
"Who else than the Messiah can be born in a grave?"
Chapter 21: The Destruction of Death
The frightful presence of death subjects man to bondage and servitude all his life, accordingto our text. So far as I stand in fear, I stand not in freedom; and I am not free to act as thesituation .demands, but am bound to act as the pictures and imaginations produced by my fear drive me to act.
Chapter 22: Behold, I Am Doing a New Thing
When the ancient empires aged and died, their youth did not save them. And our younger generation will not save us, simply by virtue of the fact that it is young.