|Author:||Eric A. Seibert|
|Title:||Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God|
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|Publisher:||Fortress Press; 7.2.2009 edition (October 1, 2009)|
Ancient approaches to disturbing divine behavior Defending God's behavior in the Old Testament Understanding the nature of Old Testament narratives Asking the historical question : did it really happen? Concerns about raising the historical question The functions of Old Testament narrative Israel's theological worldview Developing responsible readings of troublesome texts Distinguishing between the textual and actual God : the Amalekites, genocide, and God Evaluating disturbing divine behavior by the God Jesus reveals : toward a christocentric hermeneutic Using problematic passages . .On this site it is impossible to download the book, read the book online or get the contents of a book.
Summary Eric A. Seibert's Disturbing Divine Behavior provides a much-needed dialogue about the disturbing behavior of God in the Old Testament compared to the loving God presented in the New Testament.
Disturbing Divine Behavior addresses these perennially vexing questions for the student of the Bible. Eric A. Seibert calls for an engaged and discerning reading of the Old Testament that distinguishes the particular literary and theological goals achieved through narrative characterizations of God from the rich understanding of the divine to which the Old Testament as a whole points. Very good book on dealing with troubling images of God from the Old Testament. I am not sure that it goes quite far enough in calling divine violence into question (Seibert leaves open the possibility of eschatalogical violence with the caveat that this kind of violence would not mean that God was violent in the here and now, thus securing the idea of God's present nonviolence), but it definitely gets the conversation going in the right.
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Eric Seibert is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Messiah College. His new book, Disturbing Divine Behavior, contains a prologue, an introduction, three major parts, an epilogue, two appendixes, notes, bibliography, an index of biblical texts, and an index of modern authors. In Part 1, "Examining the Problem of Disturbing Divine Behavior," Seibert describes OT texts that he sees as containing problematic portrayals of God (chap. 1). He identifies groups of people for whom these portrayals constitute a problem (chap. Although Seibert can be commended on some counts, including his willingness to address directly a real challenge in OT study and his stated desire to honor the OT as authoritative Scripture (pp. 5, 41), I found his argument neither logical nor compelling.
Author: Eric A. Seibert. AN OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY OF THE SPIRIT OF GOD An Old Testament Theology of the Spirit of God WILF HILDEBRANDT rfcl. Contours of Old Testament Theology Proverbs (Old Testament Guides).
Disturbing Divine habit addresses those perennially vexing questions for the coed of the Bible. Seibert demands an engaged and discerning studying of the previous testomony that distinguishes the actual literary and theological ambitions completed via narrative characterizations of God from the wealthy figuring out of the divine to which the outdated testomony as an entire issues. supplying illuminating reflections on theological analyzing to boot, this ebook should be a welcome source for any readers who. puzzle over tense representations of God within the Bible.
It struggles with the portrayal of God in his dealings with man in scripture. The questions addressed are the inspiration of the Bible, what is meant or intended and why Christians view scripture as something more than evidence seems to support. I'd say you could read the whole thing in less than 15 minutes and come away with real sense of having learned something. Certianly Christianity would be a far easier "sell" without the OT and that was basically his view. OT/NT same god same problems. The early Gnostic Christians believe that the God of the OT was the evil one, resorting to violence when ever he was dissatisfied. I can imagine how heated the arguments must have gotten in the first three centuries.