Author : Bernard Henri Lévy
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Release : 1980-01-01
Pages : 302
ISBN : UVA:X000159411
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Covenant theology

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Author : David Javerbaum
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2015-05-05
Pages : 464
ISBN : 9781501122194
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Humor

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DESCRIPTION : ***An Act of God (previously published as The Last Testament: A Memoir) is now a major Broadway show starring Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) and directed by Joe Mantello (Wicked)*** Over the course of his long and distinguished career, God has literally seen it all. And not just seen. In fact, the multitalented deity has played a pivotal role in many major events, including the Creation of the universe, the entirety of world history, and the successful transitioning of American Idol into the post–Simon Cowell era. Sometimes preachy, sometimes holier-than-thou, but always lively, An Act of God is the ultimate celebrity autobiography.

Author : Terence E. Fretheim
Publisher : Abingdon Press
Release : 2010-08-01
Pages : 351
ISBN : 9781426719455
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Fretheim presents here the Old Testament view of the Creator God, the created world, and our role in creation. Beginning with "The Beginning," he demonstrates that creation is open-ended and connected. Then, from every part of the Old Testament, Fretheim explores the fullness and richness of Israel's thought regarding creation: from the dynamic created order to human sin, from judgment and environmental devastation to salvation, redemption, and a new creation.

Author : Alden Thompson
Publisher : Energion Publications
Release : 2003-05
Pages : 135
ISBN : 1893729079
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Bible

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DESCRIPTION : Targeted to thoughtful readers, this book addresses a cluster of issues often troubling for the person who seeks to understand the Old Testament. Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? speaks very frankly about some of these "problems," things like sin and the fall, Satan, "moral blemish" passages, strange laws, etc.

Author : Christopher J. H. Wright
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2013-02-28
Pages : 520
ISBN : 9780830864942
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Nothing confuses Christian ethics quite like the Old Testament. Some faithful readers struggle through its pages and conclude that they must obey its moral laws but may disregard its ceremonial and civil laws. Others abandon its teaching altogether in favor of a strictly New Testament ethic. Neither option, argues Chris Wright, gives the Old Testament its due. In this innovative approach to Old Testament ethics--fully revised, updated and expanded since its first appearance in 1983 as Living as the People of God (An Eye for an Eye in North America) and including material from Walking in the Ways of the Lord--Wright examines a theological, social and economic framework for Old Testament ethics. Then he explores a variety of themes in relation to contemporary issues: economics, the land and the poor; politics and a world of nations; law and justice; society and culture; and the way of the individual. This fresh, illuminating study provides a clear basis for a biblical ethic that is faithful to the God of both Testaments.

Author : Andreas Wagner
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2019-02-21
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9780567655974
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Images of the body in ancient Near Eastern civilizations are radically different from body images today, which in turn creates significant consequences for our understanding of the biblical notion of God's human shape and the frequent and widespread misconceptions therein. Andreas Wagner illuminates such frequent and widespread misconceptions, and reveals the sometimes distant pictorial world of ancient body images. He contrasts these with contemporary models and makes the matter of the Old Testament concept of God's human form accessible and clear. Wagner begins by introducing readers to aspects of anthropomorphism, the study of body parts, and Israel's basic understanding of the human body. He then turns specifically to the body of God, analysing why and how certain body parts are emphasized or regularly employed in the biblical text when it tries to describe God. Wagner draws out the theological aspects of the ways in which God's body is described as well as considering the diverse range of ancient Near Eastern perspectives on God, and the ways in which ancient cultures constructed and understood deities. Wagner concludes by looking at how the depiction of God in the Old Testament fits with the concept of mankind made in God's image. Enhanced by over fifty illustrations, God's Body will lead the debate in biblical anthropomorphism for years to come.

Author : Katharine Dell
Publisher : A&C Black
Release : 2010-09-02
Pages : 287
ISBN : 9780567217097
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Discusses ethical behaviour in the OT and beyond through its characters, its varying portrayals of God and humanity in mutual dialogue and through its authors.

Author : Paul Copan
Publisher : Baker Books
Release : 2011-01-01
Pages : 256
ISBN : 1441214542
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : A recent string of popular-level books written by the New Atheists have leveled the accusation that the God of the Old Testament is nothing but a bully, a murderer, and a cosmic child abuser. This viewpoint is even making inroads into the church. How are Christians to respond to such accusations? And how are we to reconcile the seemingly disconnected natures of God portrayed in the two testaments? In this timely and readable book, apologist Paul Copan takes on some of the most vexing accusations of our time, including: God is arrogant and jealous God punishes people too harshly God is guilty of ethnic cleansing God oppresses women God endorses slavery Christianity causes violence and more Copan not only answers God's critics, he also shows how to read both the Old and New Testaments faithfully, seeing an unchanging, righteous, and loving God in both.

Author : Nicholas Thomas Wright
Publisher : Fortress Press
Release : 1992-01-01
Pages : 535
ISBN : 0800626818
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : Provides a historical, theological and literary study of first-century Judaism and Christianity, offering a preliminary discussion of the meaning of the word god within those cultures and explores the ways in which developing an understanding of those first-century cultures are of relevance for the modern world. Original.

Author : Ellen F. Davis
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2001-01
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9781561011971
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with God what it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, why anyone would want to do it anyway. It is at the same time a book about reading the Old Testament as a source of Good News and guidance for our life with God. The key piece of Good News that the Old Testament communicates over and over again is that God is involved with us, deeply and irrevocably so. from the Introduction With sound scholarship and her own vivid translations from the Hebrew, Old Testament professor Ellen Davis teaches us a spiritually engaged method of reading scripture. Beginning with the psalms, whose frank prayers can be a model for our own, Davis reflects on the stories of the patriarchs and the pastoral wisdom of the book of Job, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs in helping us cultivate those habits of the heart that lead to a rich relationship with God."