What Rough Beast?: Images of God in the Hebrew Bible

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 123 pages
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David Penchansky's What Rough Beast? is a study of six Old Testament stories. While many biblical theologies empasize reassuring images of God, Penchansky confronts those biblical passages where God is portrayed as irrational, malevolent, and even abusive, wrestling with the impact of these images on Christian faith. In dealing with these difficult passages, Penchansky contributes to a more authentic understanding of God.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Mad Prophet
81
Notes
95

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About the author (1999)

David Penchansky is Professor of Theology at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is the author of several books, including What Rough Beast?: Images of God in the Hebrew Bible and The Betrayal of God: Ideological Conflict in Job.

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