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What Kind of God?

Collected Essays of Terence E. Fretheim

Terence E. Fretheim, Edited by Michael J. Chan, and Brent A. Strawn

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ISBN: 978-1-57506-343-0

432 pages
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2015

Siphrut: Literature and Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures

What Kind of God?

Collected Essays of Terence E. Fretheim

Terence E. Fretheim, Edited by Michael J. Chan, and Brent A. Strawn

Terence E. Fretheim has long been a leading voice in Old Testament theology. In this volume, thirty of his classic studies have been gathered together for the first time under the rubrics “God and the World”, “God and Suffering”, “God, Wrath, and Divine Violence”, “God and the Pentateuch”, “God and the Prophets”, and “God and the Church’s Book”. Here readers can find a compelling answer to the question that has motivated Fretheim’s work for more than forty years—namely, what kind of God is the God of Scripture? The studies are introduced by a critical overview of Fretheim’s career and theology by the editors and a retrospective by Fretheim himself.

 

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Terence E. Fretheim has long been a leading voice in Old Testament theology. In this volume, thirty of his classic studies have been gathered together for the first time under the rubrics “God and the World”, “God and Suffering”, “God, Wrath, and Divine Violence”, “God and the Pentateuch”, “God and the Prophets”, and “God and the Church’s Book”. Here readers can find a compelling answer to the question that has motivated Fretheim’s work for more than forty years—namely, what kind of God is the God of Scripture? The studies are introduced by a critical overview of Fretheim’s career and theology by the editors and a retrospective by Fretheim himself.

Part 1. On Fretheim

Introducing Fretheim: His Theology and His God Michael J. Chan and Brent A. Strawn

Fretheim on Fretheim: Some Personal Reflections on a Biblical-Theological Journey Terence E. Fretheim

Part 2. God and the World

Divine Dependence upon the Human: An Old Testament Perspective The Repentance of God:

A Key to Evaluating Old Testament God-Talk

The God Who Acts: An Old Testament Perspective

Some Reflections on Brueggemann’s God

Part 3. God and Suffering

What Kind of God?

To Say Something—About God, Evil, and Suffering

Su ering God and Sovereign God in Exodus: A Collision of Images

“Evil” after 9/11: A Consequence of Human Freedom

Part 4. God and Wrath

God and Violence in the Old Testament

Theological Reflections on the Wrath of God in the Old Testament

The Self-Limiting God of the Old Testament and Issues of Violence

“I Was Only a Little Angry”: Divine Violence in the Prophets

Part 5. God and the Pentateuch

Preaching Creation: Genesis 1–2

Creator, Creature, and Co-Creation in Genesis 1–2

"God Was with the Boy” (Genesis 21:20): Children in the Book of Genesis

The Plagues as Ecological Signs of Historical Disaster

The Reclamation of Creation: Redemption and Law in Exodus

Law in the Service of Life: A Dynamic Understanding of Law in Deuteronomy

Part 6. God and the Prophets

Divine Foreknowledge, Divine Constancy, and the Rejection of Saul’s Kingship

The Prophets and Social Justice: A Conservative Agenda

Caught in the Middle: Jeremiah’s Vocational Crisis

The Character of God in Jeremiah

Is Anything Too Hard for God? (Jeremiah 32:27)

The Exaggerated God of Jonah

Jonah and Theodicy

Part 7. God and the Church’s Book

The Old Testament in Christian Proclamation

Christology and the Old Testament

Salvation in the Bible vs. Salvation in the Church

The Authority of the Bible and Churchly Debates Regarding Sexuality

What Biblical Scholars Wish Pastors Would Start or Stop Doing about Ethical Issues in the Old Testament

Publications of Terence Fretheim

Indexes

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