Peter J. Gomes - "Perversity, Providence, and an Impossible Ethic" (February 19, 1995)
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- Peter J. Gomes - "Perversity, Providence, and an Impossible Ethic" (February 19, 1995)
Sermon start time: 21:34. Sermon end time: 44:39.
God's ethic of forgiveness seems impossible to us whose lives are marked with perversity. Yet, as the story of Joseph shows, even in our acts of perversity, God's providence can make them impossible possible and bring reconciliation where revenge would be expected. (Abstract created by Duke Divinity School staff.)
Key quotation: “Perversity is the human condition, more or less, and providence is the business of God by which we see our way through the darkness and in that light. And by that light, wonder of wonders, even the impossible is both possible and plausible.”
- February 19, 1995
- Gomes, Peter J.
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