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Non-Coercive Power and the Divine

As a result of working through Thomas JJ Altizer’s The New Gospel of Christian Atheism, I’ve been thinking about the different versions of revisionist theologies that I’m aware of (such as  Process Theology). I believe that a key to understanding how revisionist theologies differ from traditional ones is an understanding of the difference between coercive and non-coercive power. Revisionists don’t understand divine power–such as “omnipotence” or “providence–in the same way as traditional Christian theologians. The following video is my brief explanation as to why.

Note: While there is a little lag in the beginning, it quickly fixes itself. Give it a few seconds.

Non-Coercive Power and the Divine from Vernon McGuffee on Vimeo.