“So much modern theology continues to presuppose the deistic assumption that the first step in theology is to convince modern people that God exists… . Christian theology should be preoccupied with the more biblical question, What kind of God exists? Even if contemporary theology could prove that God exists, such a god would probably not be the God we are called to worship—the God of Abraham, Isaac, Sarah, Mary, and Jesus. Idolatry is probably a much more interesting dilemma to biblical people than atheism.”

Source: Hauerwas and Willimon, Resident Aliens, 95.