Challenging Prophetic Metaphor Paperback

Theology and Ideology in the Prophets

by Julia M. O'Brien;

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Challenging Prophetic Metaphor

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The prophets of the Old Testament use a wide variety of metaphors to describe God and to portray people in relation to God. Some of these metaphors are familiar and soothing; others are unfamiliar and confusing. Still others portray God in ways that are difficult and uncomfortable--God as abusive husband, for instance, or as neglectful father. Julia O'Brien searches the prophetic books for these metaphors, looking for ways in which the different images intersect and build off each other. When confronted with disturbing metaphors, she deals with them unflinchingly, providing a sharp critique and evaluation of the interpretations of these metaphors for God. Giving particular attention to the possible uses of these metaphors in the church today--for good or ill--O'Brien listens to the fullness of the prophetic messages and points us toward new ways to read these theological metaphors for a just faith today.

Challenging Prophetic Metaphor by Julia M. O'Brien was published by Westminster John Knox in October 2008 and is our 41612th best seller. The ISBN for Challenging Prophetic Metaphor is 9780664229641.

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Details for Challenging Prophetic Metaphor

Page last updated 7th December 2015
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherWestminster John Knox (October 2008)
Number of Pages280
Thickness13 mm
Height229 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1226351
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