The Struggle to Define God: Dissent in Postexilic Judah

This book about religious struggle studies four texts from postexilic Judah and applies them first to Judah and then, importantly, to modern America. Two of these texts--the books of Jonah and Job--speak out in favor of the theology of grace and against the theology of retribution, as advocated by t...

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Main Author: Butterfield, Robert A.
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: Eugene Wipf and Stock Publishers 2017
In:Year: 2017
IxTheo Classification:BH Judaism
Further subjects:B Rahab (Biblical figure)
B Misogyny Biblical teaching
B Theology
B Bible Theology
B Grace (Theology) Biblical teaching
B Jews History 586 B.C.-70 A.D
B Bible
B RELIGION ; Judaism ; General
B God (Judaism) ; History of doctrines
B Rahab
B History
B Grace (Theology) ; Biblical teaching
B Bible. Joshua Theology
B Bible. Jonah Theology
B God (Judaism) History of doctrines
B Jews
B Jews History 586 B.C.-70 A.D
B Xenophobia Biblical teaching
B Bible. Occupation Theology
B Electronic books
B Bible. Ruth Theology
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Parallel Edition:Print version: Butterfield, Robert A: The Struggle to Define God : Dissent in Postexilic Judah. - Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers,c2017. - 9781532617898
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Summary:This book about religious struggle studies four texts from postexilic Judah and applies them first to Judah and then, importantly, to modern America. Two of these texts--the books of Jonah and Job--speak out in favor of the theology of grace and against the theology of retribution, as advocated by the Jerusalem hardliners. This struggle to define God continues even today. Despite the biblical evidence--especially the example of Jesus--many Americans still believe in the God of retribution. Two other texts--the book of Ruth and the story of Rahab--demonstrate that if people reject xenophobia/na
Item Description:Description based upon print version of record
ISBN:1498242952