The Unmoored God
By: Paul G. Crowley
CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD! - THEOLOGY
"Paul Crowley has written a profound, contemplative meditation that articulates the bold theology needed for authentic living in these times of 'dislocation.' Drawing upon Scripture, Ignatian spirituality, the deep contours of contemporary God-questers, and the experience of 'crucified peoples,' Crowley develops a mystagogy of believing that will both speak to and challenge seekers, resisters, NONES--even world-weary classroom teachers and theologians! The Unmoored God is sure to become a classic." --Mary Ann Hinsdale, IHM, Boston College
"Paul Crowley brings deep theological insight, compassionate resonance with contemporary spiritual culture, and an engaging pastoral sensitivity to the search for a sometimes elusive God. This is an important exposition of the hiddenness of God that leads to a rich appreciation for the emptiness that allows God to enter even more fully into our lives. Those who struggle with their belief in this age of skepticism and confusion and those who try to minister to such skepticism and confusion will find Crowley's volume a valuable guide in their search." --Howard Gray, SJ, Manresa Jesuit Retreat House
This short, profound reflection centers on the meaning of faith and the place of God in a time of “dislocation.” As Paul Crowley writes: “Dislocated humanity is met by a God who chooses a divine dislocation in the Incarnation, entering simply and intimately into our own human condition and showing the way, through suffering, toward life. Believing in this unmoored God would look like entering into solidarity with unmoored humanity, and journeying with those who suffer, just as God did in Jesus.”
For all who struggle with belief in God in a time lacking familiar props or sure signposts, Crowley offers answers from his own heartfelt reflection and theological struggle.
Paul G. Crowley, SJ is Jesuit Community Professor at Santa Clara University. He is editor-in-chief of Theological Studies and author of four books, including two edited for Orbis: Robert McAfee Brown and From Francis to Vatican II.