Dancing in the Dark, Revised Edition

The Privilege of Participating in God's Ministry in the World

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Graham Buxton
  • Eugene, OR: 
    Wipf & Stock Publishers
    , November
     334 pages.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.


Christians are often tempted to encapsulate God in their own little boxes, as if God could be tied down to our finite way of thinking. But we can neither domesticate nor fully understand God, for theology has a lot to do with coming to terms with the mystery of God. This revised edition of Dancing in the Dark--shaped, as in the first edition, by the two overarching themes of God as Trinity and a theology of participation--embraces the notion of mystery in presenting a compelling vision of seeing all things finally united within the inner life of God. As we engage in Christian ministry, we are summoned to participate as grace-filled faith communities in the triune God's immeasurably loving and healing work in the world, leading those who are in darkness into an awareness of the God who imparts life in all its glorious abundance, that which is so . . . and a journey into the mystery of that which is to come. The liberating ministry of the gospel is both a declaration and an invitation--an invitation to the dance!

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Reverend Dr. Graham Buxton is the Director of the Graeme Clark Research Institute and Head of Postgraduate Studies in the School of Ministry, Theology and Culture at Tabor Adelaide. He is an ordained Anglican minister with extensive experience in pastoral ministry.


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