Nicholas Wolterstorff


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in Bigelow, Minnesota , The United States
January 21, 1932

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Wolterstorff is the Noah Porter Professor Emeritus of Philosophical Theology, and Fellow of Berkeley College at Yale University. A prolific writer with wide-ranging philosophical and theological interests, he has written books on metaphysics, aesthetics, political philosophy, epistemology and theology and philosophy of religion.

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Lament for a Son

4.44 avg rating — 1,275 ratings — published 1987 — 2 editions
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Reason within the Bounds of...

3.80 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1976 — 2 editions
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Justice: Rights and Wrongs

4.02 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2007 — 5 editions
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Art in Action: Toward a Chr...

3.81 avg rating — 79 ratings — published 1980
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Until Justice and Peace Emb...

3.99 avg rating — 72 ratings — published 1983 — 2 editions
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Divine Discourse: Philosoph...

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Justice in Love

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Educating for Shalom: Essay...

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The God We Worship: An Expl...

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“And what of regrets? I shall live with them. I shall accept my regrets as part of my life, to be numbered among my self-inflicted wounds. But I will not endlessly gaze at them. I shall allow the memories to prod me into doing better with those still living. And I shall allow them to sharpen the vision and intensify the hope for that Great Day coming when we can all throw ourselves into each other's arms and say, "I'm sorry.”
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son

“But we all suffer. For we all prize and love; and in this present existence of ours, prizing and loving yield suffering. Love in our world is suffering love. Some do not suffer much, though, for they do not love much. Suffering is for the loving. This, said Jesus, is the command of the Holy One: "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." In commanding us to love, God invites us to suffer.”
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son

“God is not only the God of the sufferers but the God who suffers. ... It is said of God that no one can behold his face and live. I always thought this meant that no one could see his splendor and live. A friend said perhaps it meant that no one could see his sorrow and live. Or perhaps his sorrow is splendor. ... Instead of explaining our suffering God shares it.”
Nicholas Wolterstorff, Lament for a Son
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