Talking About a Gracious God: Speaking of God out of Experience

Arnfríur Gumundsdóttir*

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Talking about a gracious God in a meaningful way calls for a recognition of one's experience. Discovering a gracious God changed Luther's way of doing theology, and demonstrates how Luther's theology was shaped by his experience. Feminist theologians have made a conscious appeal to women's experience, particularly their experience of violence within a patriarchal social structure. This particular experience has to shape how we talk about a gracious God to victims/survivors of violence against women.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-240
Number of pages8
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2015

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Other keywords

  • Experience
  • Feminist theology
  • Gracious God
  • Luther's theology of the cross
  • Violence against women


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