"In Christ we see the traditional, worldly understanding of power dramatically reversed. God is at his most powerful when he is at his most helpless, because his is a kind of power that has nothing to do with force. Just as God is the cause and goal of the whole world, yet it is impossible to know him through the world, so too he is the most powerful agent in the world, yet he is also the most helpless. He works through the power of love, not the power of coercion."
- Jonathan Hill à la Karl Barthwrites in The History of Christian Thought,