Mediation and the Immediate God pursues a long-debated question: How can we say both that God has a direct relationship with each Christian, and that He uses others in order to bring us to health and glory? Edith M. Humphrey explores the ubiquity of mediation in the Christian life, and in life in general, as well as the paradox of mediation alongside the Christian confidence that each of us can be directly “taught by God” because of the gift of the Holy Spirit. Mediation, says Humphrey, is understood best as an ecclesial matter (showing the nature of the Church) and not as part of a soteriological debate.
About the Author
Edith M. Humphrey is the William F. Orr Professor Emerita of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. She is the author of articles on topics as diverse as the rhetorical analysis of vision reports, C. S. Lewis, theological anthropology, and justification in St John Chrysostom and Calvin.