A Journey with Jonah: The Spirituality of Bewilderment

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The Book of Jonah, although a work of only two pages long, has made an extraordinary impact on the history of Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic spirituality. Jonah himself is a prophet of only one short sentence. But his story has attracted the attention of exegetes and theologians in every generation. It is a story that has appealed as much to the minds of small children as to adults. And over the centuries it has marvelously quickened the imagination of innumerable artists, poets, playwrights, and sculptors, most ...
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Overview

The Book of Jonah, although a work of only two pages long, has made an extraordinary impact on the history of Jewish, Catholic, and Islamic spirituality. Jonah himself is a prophet of only one short sentence. But his story has attracted the attention of exegetes and theologians in every generation. It is a story that has appealed as much to the minds of small children as to adults. And over the centuries it has marvelously quickened the imagination of innumerable artists, poets, playwrights, and sculptors, most notably in the case of Herman Melville's Moby Dick. As the author demonstrates in this compact and readable book, the Book of Jonah emerges as perhaps the most profoundly Christian of all the books in the Hebrew Bible, and the book that speaks with the most telling resonance for our own age. The Book's message is a serious and compelling one. But what surprises us again and again is its humor, a humor that forms part of the book’s core revelation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781856073639
  • Publisher: Columba Press
  • Publication date: 12/31/2002
  • Pages: 72
  • Product dimensions: 5.24 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.25 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Pt. 1 Obedience to the Word: The Lesson of the Wild Storm 15
Pt. 2 In the Belly of Paradox: The Lesson of the Great Whale 29
Pt. 3 Compassion without Limit: The Lesson of the Wondrous Plant 47
The Book of Jonah 63
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