Seminary/School of Divinity


Summer 8-2016

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology (M.A.)

Type of Paper/Work



Mark McIntyre

Second Advisor

Barbara Sain

Third Advisor

Anne King


God’s relationship with God’s people can be organized around the idea that God asks his people for trust. After noting the lack of trust in many aspects of modern culture, the thesis turns to scripture for models of trust. Abraham, Joseph, and Job are put forward from the Old Testament, and Jesus’ actions toward his followers are discussed from the New Testament. Trust is discussed as a virtue, and the notion that trust requires a supernatural hope is treated. Self-abandonment and the Eucharist are suggested as spiritual remedies for distrust.

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