The Blessing of Mercy: Biblical Perspectives and Ecological Challenges

The Blessing of Mercy: Biblical Perspectives and Ecological Challenges

by Veronica M. Lawson

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781498279727
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/01/2015
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Veronica Lawson is an Australian Sister of Mercy. She studied Scripture at the Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem and at Trinity College, Dublin. For many years, she lectured in Biblical Studies at the Australian Catholic University and its predecessor institutions before spending seven years as leader of her congregation. Her weekly reflections on the Sunday Gospel Readings have a global circulation and she regularly presents biblical workshops and lectures within Australia and throughout the world.

Table of Contents

Foreword 9

Introduction 13

Chapter 1 The Blessing of Mercy in the Hebrew Scriptures 19

Mercy Word Groups 19

Mercy as Liberation and Compassion 20

Mercy as Looking with the Eye of Pity or the Eye that Spares the Guilty 23

Mercy as Steadfast, Enduring Love or Loving Kindness 24

Mercy as Womb-Compassion 32

Mercy as Grace or Graciousness 38

From Hebrew to Greek 41

Chapter 2 The Blessing of Mercy in the Christian Scriptures: Part One 43

Mercy Word Groups 43

The Gospel of Mark 44

The Gospel of Matthew 53

Chapter 3 The Blessing of Mercy in the Christian Scriptures: Part Two 63

The Gospel of Luke 63

The Acts of the Apostles 79

Afterword 83

Bibliography 85

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