Christian astonishment

Assumed audience: Theologically-orthodox Christians, or folks interested in things that theologically-orthodox Christians think.

Christian astonishment is the amazed realization that all human life and thought is undertaken in the presence of Easter, for Jesus the living one makes himself into our contemporary, startling us with the fact that he simply is. If Christian culture is a strange reality, it is because it seeks to live out that amazement; and if Christian theology is indeed to be serious, fruitful and edifying,” if it is truly to live up to the little qualifier Christian,” it cannot be a stranger to the disruption which amazement brings.

 — John Webster, The Culture of Theology, p. 61