9780800663445-0800663446-Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God

Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God

ISBN-13: 9780800663445
ISBN-10: 0800663446
Edition: 7.2.2009
Author: Eric A. Seibert
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Fortress Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780800663445
ISBN-10: 0800663446
Edition: 7.2.2009
Author: Eric A. Seibert
Publication date: 2009
Publisher: Fortress Press
Format: Paperback 260 pages

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Acknowledged author Eric A. Seibert wrote Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God comprising 260 pages back in 2009. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0800663446 and 9780800663445. Since then Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 2.39 or rent at the marketplace.

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How should we understand biblical texts where God is depicted as acting irrationally, violently, or destructively? If we distance ourselves from disturbing portrayals of God, how should we understand the authority of Scripture? How does the often wrathful God portrayed in the Old Testament relate to the God of love proclaimed in the New Testament? Is that contrast even accurate?
Disturbing Divine Behavior addresses these perennially vexing questions for the student of the Bible. Eric A. Seibert calls for an engaged and discerning reading of the Old Testament that distinguishes the particular literary and theological goals achieved through narrative characterizations of God from the rich understanding of the divine to which the Old Testament as a whole points. Providing illuminating reflections on theological reading as well, this book will be a welcome resource for any readers who puzzle over disturbing representations of God in the Bible.

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