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Challenging prophetic metaphor : theology and ideology in the prophets

Author: Julia M O'Brien
Publisher: Louisville (Ky.) : Westminster John Knox Press, cop. 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
The prophets of the Old Testament use a wide variety of metaphors to describe God and to portray how to understand people in relation to God. This text searches the prophetic books for these metaphors, looking for ways in which the different images intersect and build off each other.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Julia M O'Brien
ISBN: 9780664229641 0664229646
OCLC Number: 708394759
Description: 1 v. (XXII-202 p.) ; 23 cm
Contents: Prophetic theology: a brief history of interpretation --
The challenge of feminist criticism of the prophets --
Another way of doing theology --
God as (abusing) husband --
God as (authoritarian) father --
God as (angry) warrior --
Jerusalem as (defenseless) daughter --
Edom as (selfish) brother.
Other Titles: Prophetic theology: a brief history of interpretation.
Challenge of feminist criticism of the prophets.
Another way of doing theology.
God as (abusing) husband.
God as (authoritarian) father.
God as (angry) warrior.
Jerusalem as (defenseless) daughter.
Edom as (selfish) brother.
Responsibility: Julia M. O'Brien.

Abstract:

The prophets of the Old Testament use a wide variety of metaphors to describe God and to portray how to understand people in relation to God. This text searches the prophetic books for these metaphors, looking for ways in which the different images intersect and build off each other.
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