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Author Fretheim, Terence E.,
Title What kind of God? : collected essays of Terence E. Fretheim / edited by Michael J. Chan and Brent A. Strawn.
Imprint Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2015.

Author Fretheim, Terence E.,
Series Siphrut : literature and theology of the Hebrew scriptures ; 14
Siphrut ; 14.
Subject Bible. Old Testament -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.
God -- Biblical teaching.
God (Judaism)
God (Christianity)
Alt Name Chan, Michael J.,
Strawn, Brent A.,
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The goal of the collection is to present in curated form a selection of writings that highlight Fretheim's most significant and enduring insights. To this end, the 32 pieces included here are organized into thematic subsections that are meant to capture major themes in Fretheim's work. The volume begins with 2 essays situating Fretheim and his work--one by the editors and one by Fretheim himself (part 1). The essays in part 2, "God and the World," deal with Fretheim's understanding of God and God's relationship to the created order. Part 3, "God and Suffering," features pieces on the suffering of God and the world and includes an excerpt from Fretheim's groundbreaking book The Suffering of God. Part 4 is titled "God and Wrath." The essays gathered here deal with three overlapping themes: the wrath of God, divine violence, and God's frequent association with violence in the Old Testament. Part 5, "God and the Pentateuch," contains 6 essays that focus especially on Genesis 1-11, Exodus, and Deuteronomy. The essays in part 6 on "God and the Prophets" deal with various theological themes in the former, major, and minor prophets--all marked by Fretheim's unmistakable style and approach. The last part of the collection, part 7, "God and the Church's Book," address specific issues related to Christian theology, with an eye on denominational and congregational contexts. The volume concludes with a bibliography of Fretheim's works (1969-2013)"-- Provided in editorial preface.
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Contents Wrath, Covenant, and CreationWrath and Judgment; Historical Wrath and Eschatological Wrath; Wrath and Divine Temporality; Wrath as Contingent: Motivations for Wrath; Turning Wrath Away; Wrath as Personal and Natural; God's Agents of Wrath; Wrath within God's Saving Purpose; The Self-Limiting God of the Old Testament and Issues of Violence; Divine Self-Limitation in Genesis 1-2; Divine Self-Limitation in the Story of the Flood; Implications and Conclusions; "I Was Only a Little Angry": Divine Violence in the Prophets; Violence and Relationship; God's Use of Agents
Exceeding the Divine MandateDivine Anger, Grief, and Regret; Part 5; God and the Pentateuch; Preaching Creation: Genesis 1-2; How Will the Preacher Speak of the Creator?; How Will the Preacher Speak of the Created?; How Will the Preacher Speak of the Vocation of Human and Nonhuman Creatures?; Creator, Creature, and Co-Creation in Genesis 1-2; God and World in the Old Testament; Images of God as Creator; The Creature and the Creative Process; A Relational Model of Creation; "God Was with the Boy" (Genesis 21:20): Children in the Book of Genesis; Genesis 1-11: Children in the Image of God
ISBN 9781575067223 (electronic bk.)
1575067226 (electronic bk.)
1575063433 (electronic bk.)
9781575063430 (electronic bk.)
9781575063430 (hardback ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 897001872
Additional Format Print version: What kind of God? Winona Lake, Indiana : Eisenbrauns, 2015 9781575063430 (DLC) 2014045407


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