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The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective

The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective


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In this comprehensive and thought-provoking study, Terence Fretheim focuses on the theme of divine suffering, an aspect of our understanding of God which both the church and scholarship have neglected. Maintaining that "metaphors matter," Fretheim carefully examines the ruling and anthropomorphic metaphors of the Old Testament and discusses them in the context of current biblical-theological scholarship. His aim is to broaden our understanding of the God of the Old Testament by showing that "suffering belongs to the person and purpose of God".

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800615383
Publisher: 1517 Media
Publication date: 10/01/1984
Series: Overtures to Biblical Theology , #14
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 985,954
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Terence E. Fretheim is Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament Emeritus, Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. Fretheim has published numerous books, including The Bible as Word of God in a Postmodern Era (Fortress, 1998, with K. Froehlich), About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions (Augsburg, 1999), and Hope in God in Times of Suffering (Augsburg/Fortress, 2006, with Faith Fretheim). Terrence Fretheim resides in Park Ridge, IL and St. Paul, MN.

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