The Triumph of Grace in Deuteronomy: Faithless Israel, Faithful Yahweh in Deuteronomy

The Triumph of Grace in Deuteronomy: Faithless Israel, Faithful Yahweh in Deuteronomy

by Paul A. Barker
     
 

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Does the Old Testament have an optimistic outlook for the people of God, ancient Israel, or is it pessimistic? The strands of optimism and pessimism seem to be juxtaposed throughout. In this study of Deuteronomy, a linchpin book within the Old Testament, the so-called tensions between optimism and pessimism are shown to cohere theologically. Despite the

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Does the Old Testament have an optimistic outlook for the people of God, ancient Israel, or is it pessimistic? The strands of optimism and pessimism seem to be juxtaposed throughout. In this study of Deuteronomy, a linchpin book within the Old Testament, the so-called tensions between optimism and pessimism are shown to cohere theologically. Despite the faithlessness of Israel, Yahweh's faithfulness to his promises results in the triumph of grace.

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ISBN-13:
9781597527873
Publisher:
Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Series:
Paternoster Biblical Monographs Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Paul A. Barker is lecturer in Old Testament at Ridley College, Melbourne; Vicar of Holy Trinity, Doncaster; and Archdeacon of Box Hill. His PhD thesis was awarded by the University of Bristol under the supervision of Professor Gordon Wenham.

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