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Author Butterfield, Robert A. (Robert Alan)

Title The Struggle to Define God : Dissent in Postexilic Judah
Published Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017
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Description 1 online resource (96 pages)
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
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Subject Rahab (Biblical figure)
Bible. Job -- Theology.
Bible. Jonah -- Theology.
Bible. Joshua -- Theology.
Bible. Ruth -- Theology.
God (Judaism) -- History of doctrines.
Grace (Theology) -- Biblical teaching.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Misogyny -- Biblical teaching.
Xenophobia -- Biblical teaching.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1498242952 (electronic bk.)
9781498242950 (electronic bk.)