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Gospel in Esther

Michael Beckett

Gospel in Esther

Michael Beckett

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Michael Beckett is vicar of St. Paul's Church in Cambridge.

- Publisher Christian tradition has long been hostile to the book of Esther. Believing the book lacked a specifically religious perspective, making no mention of God or of prayer, many of the church fathers regarded it as uncanonical. But is such a stance justified? Perhaps this short book of the Old Testament has more to say to us today than we would expect. In Gospel in Esther, the author challenges such longpervading attitudes. He presents an overtly Christian and typological reading of Esther, in which Esther herself is presented as a female exemplar of Christ. What would appear to be an entirely secular telling of a story of deliverance is shown to be a typological depiction of the universality of God's grace and the all-sufficiency of the sacrifice of Jesus, in whom God has done all that is necessary to save humankind.

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About "Gospel in Esther"

Michael Beckett is vicar of St. Paul's Church in Cambridge.
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Christian tradition has long been hostile to the book of Esther. Believing the book lacked a specifically religious perspective, making no mention of God or of prayer, many of the church fathers regarded it as uncanonical. But is such a stance justified? Perhaps this short book of the Old Testament has more to say to us today than we would expect. In Gospel in Esther, the author challenges such longpervading attitudes. He presents an overtly Christian and typological reading of Esther, in which Esther herself is presented as a female exemplar of Christ. What would appear to be an entirely secular telling of a story of deliverance is shown to be a typological depiction of the universality of God's grace and the all-sufficiency of the sacrifice of Jesus, in whom God has done all that is necessary to save humankind.
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Meet the Author

Michael Beckett

Michael Beckett is Vicar of St Paul's Church in Cambridge (UK). He has many years experience of parish and community work.Before coming to St Paul?'s Michael was Curate of St. Barnabas Church, Mill Road, and worked as an accountant in the City of London. Michael is married to Debbie and they have four children, Anna, Simon, Jenny and Richard and two grandchildren, Leo and Olivia.

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  • Catalogue Code 184108
  • Product Code 1842271377
  • EAN 9781842271377
  • Pages 160
  • Department Academic
  • Category Old Testament Commentaries
  • Sub-Category Esther
  • Publisher Paternoster Press
  • Publication Date Mar 2002
  • Dimensions 202 x 130 x 12 mm
  • Weight 0.154kg

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