The Folly of God
A Theology of the Unconditional
John D. Caputo
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Caputo explores the idea that the real interest of theology is not God, especially not God as supreme being, but the unconditional. In The Folly of God he continues his exploration of the radical reading of Paul’s explosive language in 1 Corinthians 1, about the stand God makes with the nothings and nobodies of the world:
“At a time when Jews expect a miracle and Greeks seek enlightenment, we speak about God’s Anointed crucified! This is an offense to Jews, nonsense to the nations; but to those who have heard God’s call, both Jews and Greeks, the Anointed represents God’s power and God’s wisdom; because the folly of God is wiser than humans are and the weakness of God is stronger than humans are.” (1 Cor 1:22–25)