The Suffering of God (Overtures To Biblical Theology Series)
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In this comprehensive and thought-provoking study, Terence Fretheim focuses on the theme of divine suffering, an aspect of our understanding of God which both the church and scholarship have neglected. Maintaining that "metaphors matter," Fretheim carefully examines the ruling and anthropomorphic metaphors of the Old Testament and discusses them in the context of current biblical-theological scholarship. His aim is to broaden our understanding of the God of the Old Testament by showing that "suffering belongs to the person and purpose of God".
Terence E. Fretheim (Ph.D., Princeton Seminary) is Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament at Luther Seminary, St. Paul, MN. He is interested in biblical-theological issues and their implications for the faith and life of the church. He is author of numerous articles and books, including The Suffering of God: An Old Testament Perspective, and commentaries on Genesis (New Interpreter's Bible Commentary), Exodus (Interpretation), Jeremiah: A Commentary (Smyth & Helwys) and Abraham: Journeys of Family and Faith (University of South Carolina Press).
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