Kings And Their Gods Paperback

The Pathology of Power

by Daniel Berrigan S.j.;

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Kings And Their Gods

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The scenario that confronts us in the biblical text of 1 and 2 Kings is a turbulent one. Daniel Berrigan minces no words in his assessment of that biblical era. Prophets, kings, and the gods they worship — all are found wanting.

Berrigan examines the complex terrain of these two biblical books, opening our eyes to the deep flaws of their oft-praised characters. He shows that this dark time in biblical history is in many ways repeating itself today. The wars of these kings, Berrigan says, are our wars now, and we are fashioning our own gods to approve our misdeeds. These two books of Scripture come to vivid — and sometimes terrifying — life when we recognize these undeniable similarities.

The Kings and Their Gods reveals Berrigan in stunning form. Here this modern-day prophet distills the wisdom gained from his long learning and his remarkable life experiences. The book is both a masterful biblical commentary and a clarion call to action. It balances polemics and poetry, despair and joy. It is truly a midrash for our troubled times — both an indictment of the horror that is and an invitation to the great goodness that may be.

Kings And Their Gods by Daniel Berrigan S.j. was published by Eerdmans Publishing Company in June 2008 and is our 59708th best seller. The ISBN for Kings And Their Gods is 9780802860439.

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Details for Kings And Their Gods

Page last updated 24th July 2017
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherEerdmans Publishing Company (June 2008)
Number of Pages224
Thickness14 mm
Height228 mm
Width152 mm
Product Code1142491
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