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The New York occasions bestseller and definitive heritage of Christianity for our time—from the award-winning writer of The Reformation and Silence

A fabricated from electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding ability, Diarmaid MacCulloch's Christianity is going again to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and encompasses the globe. It captures the main turning issues in Catholic, Protestant, and Orthodox history and fills in frequently missed money owed of conversion and war of words in Africa, Latin the USA, and Asia. MacCulloch introduces us to monks and crusaders, heretics and reformers, popes and abolitionists, and become aware of Christianity's crucial function in shaping human heritage and the intimate lives of guys and ladies. And he uncovers the roots of the religion that galvanized the USA, charting the remarkable ideals of the founding fathers, the increase of the Evangelical circulation and of Pentecostalism, and the hot crises in the Catholic Church. Bursting with unique insights and an outstanding excitement to learn, this huge non secular heritage won't quickly be exceeded.

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S. 39 (1988) 1–27. 4. , L. Derousseaux, La crainte de Dieu dans l’Ancien Testament (Lectio Divina 63; Paris: du Cerf, 1970) 141, on 2 Sam 6:6–9. 5. , H. Gunkel, Genesis (SAT; Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1910) 10; C. Westermann, Genesis 1–11 (London: SPCK, 1976) on Genesis 2–3; 4:45. ” 3 often demonstrated in a mitigation of the suffering that he inflicts; 6 that it is necessary that God should test human beings and cause them to suffer so that their character and faith may thereby be strengthened; 7 that there is an essentially evil element in human nature such that punitive action by God is always justified; 8 that the verses in question are incidental to their contexts and that the point of the stories lies elsewhere; 9 that belief in a sole deity necessarily involves his sending evil as well as good upon mankind; 10 that the narratives in question are fundamentally positive in their portrayal, and that it is the grace of God that ultimately prevails.

G. von Rad, Genesis (OTL; London: SCM, 1972) on Genesis 22; Westermann, Genesis 1–11 on Gen 3:4. 10. , Crenshaw, Theodicy, 2. 11. , Gunkel, Genesis on Genesis 22; von Rad, Genesis, on Gen 3:19. 12. T. E. Fretheim, The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective (OBT 14; Philadelphia: Fortress Press, 1984) esp. chap. 7. 13. E. Ben Zvi, “The Dialogue between Abraham and Yhwh in Gen. 18,23–32: A Historical-Critical Analysis,” JSOT 53 (1992) 27–46; Gunkel, Genesis. 4 R. N. Whybray God who is depicted here is a God who is curiously unsure of himself.

Wright. Brown Judaic Studies 313. Atlanta: Scholars Press. Review of Character in Crisis: A Fresh Approach to the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, by W. P. Brown. Interpretation 51: 423–26. Review of Vorwurf gegen Gott: Ein religiöses Motiv im Alten Orient (Ägypten und Mesopotamien), by D. Sitzler. Journal of Biblical Literature 116: 327– 29. Review of Rhetorical Criticism and the Poetry of the Book of Job, by P. van der Lugt. Journal of Biblical Literature 116: 342–44. Review of Roots of Wisdom: The Oldest Proverbs of Israel and Other Peoples, by C.

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