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Mourner, mother, midwife : reimagining God's delivering presence in the Old Testament / L. Juliana M. Claassens.

By: Material type: TextTextPublisher: Louisville, KY : Westminster John Knox Press, [2012]Copyright date: ©2012Edition: First editionDescription: 1 online resource (x, 126 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781611642681
  • 161164268X
Subject(s): DDC classification:
  • 231 23
LOC classification:
  • BT153.M6 C417 2013eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Liberating God-language? -- God as mourner -- God as mother -- God as midwife -- God's delivering presence.
Summary: "Traditional understandings of God as deliverer depict God as a mighty liberator-warrior and wrathful avenger. Juliana Claassens explores alternative Old Testament metaphors that portray God as mourner, mother, and midwife--images that resist the violence and bloodshed associated with the dominant warrior imagery.Claassens discusses how metaphors of God as life giver began to develop in the aftermath of the trauma of Israelite exile. She offers compelling examples of how this feminine imagery still has the power to inspire hope amidst violence in today's world. She demonstrates that God's delivering presence helps people of faith cope with trauma and suffering on many levels--individual, community, national, and global--while bringing forth new life out of death and destruction." --Publisher description.
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Liberating God-language? -- God as mourner -- God as mother -- God as midwife -- God's delivering presence.

"Traditional understandings of God as deliverer depict God as a mighty liberator-warrior and wrathful avenger. Juliana Claassens explores alternative Old Testament metaphors that portray God as mourner, mother, and midwife--images that resist the violence and bloodshed associated with the dominant warrior imagery.Claassens discusses how metaphors of God as life giver began to develop in the aftermath of the trauma of Israelite exile. She offers compelling examples of how this feminine imagery still has the power to inspire hope amidst violence in today's world. She demonstrates that God's delivering presence helps people of faith cope with trauma and suffering on many levels--individual, community, national, and global--while bringing forth new life out of death and destruction." --Publisher description.

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