Reimagining God / Edition 1

Reimagining God / Edition 1

by Johanna W. H. Van Wijk-Bos
     
 

ISBN-10: 0664255698

ISBN-13: 9780664255695

Pub. Date: 03/01/1995

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Can believers talk about God and to God in a way that is not exclusively male and is biblically responsible? Johanna van Wijk-Bos asks this question as she examines alternatives to the dominant male language associated with God in the Bible. Focusing primarily on the Hebrew Bible, van Wijk-Bos mines a rich source of God-imagery. Along the way, she also discusses

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Can believers talk about God and to God in a way that is not exclusively male and is biblically responsible? Johanna van Wijk-Bos asks this question as she examines alternatives to the dominant male language associated with God in the Bible. Focusing primarily on the Hebrew Bible, van Wijk-Bos mines a rich source of God-imagery. Along the way, she also discusses alternative language associated with God that transcends the narrow confines of male/female imagery.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664255695
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
03/01/1995
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
0.32(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1Naming the Holy One1
Two Images
Issues and Questions
Naming the Holy One and Holy Scripture
2"To Whom Then Will You Compare Me?"11
Exile and Crisis
Speaking of God
"Your Ways Are Not My Ways"
3Names and the Gender of God23
Elohim
El Shaddai
The Unpronounceable Name
The Holy One of Israel
4To Whom Does Scripture Compare God?35
Speaking of People - Speaking of God
Is God a Man of War?
God as Male Authority: King and Lord
God as Teacher
God as Kinsman: Father
God as Rock
God as Maker and Mender
5God - Maker and Mother50
A Woman in Childbirth
A Child's Protest
A Mother's Responsibility
Can a Child Forget?
A Mother's Protest
A Mother Comforts
6God - Eagle and Spirit66
As an Eagle ... as a Hen
The Presence of God in the Spirit
She Who Gives Life
She Who Empowers
She Who Educates
7The Paths of Wisdom78
Who Is Sophia?
What Is Wisdom?
Who Is Woman Wisdom?
Is Woman Wisdom God?
Woman Wisdom and Women
8"I Will Be Who I Will Be"89
A Conversation in the Desert
The Impossible Name
Promise of Presence
The God of the Future
Conclusion
Glossary
Notes
Selected Bibliography
Scripture Index

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