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.