The Promise of the Father
A survey of the portrayal of God as Father in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism, in the ministry of Jesus, in the Synoptic Gospels, and in the writings of Paul and John. Marianne Meye Thompson argues that, rather...
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A survey of the portrayal of God as Father in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism, in the ministry of Jesus, in the Synoptic Gospels, and in the writings of Paul and John. Marianne Meye Thompson argues that, rather than rooting the image of God in a debate about gender, Father terminology really identifies an ancestor who grants an inheritance. She addresses theological and practical questions in the light of the Bible, ultimately arguing for neither a strong feminist nor a traditionalist position on God imagery.
1. Joachim Jeremias And The Debate About Abba2. God As Father In The Old Testament And Second Temple Judaism3. Jesus And The Father4. Jesus And The Father In The Synoptic Gospels5. "Heirs Of God, Heirs With Christ"6. "The Living Father"
Marianne Meye Thompson (Ph.D., Duke University) is George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, and an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
Her previous books include commentaries on the Gospel of John (New Testament Library, John Knox); 1-3 John (InterVarsity Press); Colossians and Philemon (New Horizons Theological Commentary); The Humanity of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel; The God of the Gospel of John and Introducing the New Testament: Its Literature and Theology with Joel Green & Paul Achtemeier
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