A Mouth full of fire (NSBT) Paperback

The Word of God in the Words of Jeremiah

by Andrew Shead;

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A Mouth full of fire (NSBT)

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In the book of Jeremiah, the vocabulary of 'word' and 'words' is not only uniquely prevalent, but formulae marking divine speech also play an unprecedented role in giving the book's final form its narrative and theological shape. Indeed, 'the word of the Lord' is arguably the main character, and a theology that is both distinctive and powerful can be seen to emerge from the unfolding narrative.

In this stimulating study, Andrew Shead examines Jeremiah's use of word language; the prophet's formation as an embodiment of the Word of God; his covenant preaching and the crisis it precipitates concerning the recognition of true prophecy; and, in the 'oracles of hope', how the power of the Word of God is finally made manifest.

Shead then brings this reading of Jeremiah to bear on some issues in contemporary theology, including the problem of divine agency and the doctrine of Scripture, and concludes by engaging Jeremiah's doctrine of the Word of God in conversation with Karl Barth. The prophet's major contribution emerges from his careful differentiation of 'word' and 'words'.

A Mouth full of fire (NSBT) by Andrew Shead was published by Apollos in September 2012 and is our 47158th best seller. The ISBN for A Mouth full of fire (NSBT) is 9781844745968.

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Details for A Mouth full of fire (NSBT)

Page last updated 14th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherApollos (September 2012)
Number of Pages328
Thickness25 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code4037799
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