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The Struggle to Define God : Dissent in Postexilic Judah.

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Subject: Rahab (Biblical figure)
Bible. Job > Theology.
Bible. Jonah > Theology.
Bible. Ruth > Theology.
Bible. Joshua > Theology.
God (Judaism) > History of doctrines.
Jews > History > 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Grace (Theology) > Biblical teaching.
Xenophobia > Biblical teaching.
Misogyny > Biblical teaching.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781498242950
  • ISBN: 1498242952
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (96 pages)
  • Publisher: Eugene : Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2017.

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Summary: This book about religious struggle studies four texts from postexilic Judah and applies them first to Judah and then, importantly, to modern America. Two of these texts--the books of Jonah and Job--speak out in favor of the theology of grace and against the theology of retribution, as advocated by the Jerusalem hardliners. This struggle to define God continues even today. Despite the biblical evidence--especially the example of Jesus--many Americans still believe in the God of retribution. Two other texts--the book of Ruth and the story of Rahab--demonstrate that if people reject xenophobia/na.
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