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Mourner, Mother, Midwife

L Juliana Claassens

Mourner, Mother, Midwife

L Juliana Claassens

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Traditional understandings of God as deliverer depict God as a mighty liberator-warrior and wrathful avenger. Juliana Claassens explores alternative Old Testament metaphors that portray God as mourner, mother, and midwife--images that resist the violence and bloodshed associated with the dominant warrior imagery.

Claassens discusses how metaphors of God as life giver began to develop in the aftermath of the trauma of Israelite exile. She offers compelling examples of how this feminine imagery still has the power to inspire hope amidst violence in today's world. She demonstrates that God's delivering presence helps people of faith cope with trauma and suffering on many levels--individual, community, national, and global--while bringing forth new life out of death and destruction.



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Traditional understandings of God as deliverer depict God as a mighty liberator-warrior and wrathful avenger. Juliana Claassens explores alternative Old Testament metaphors that portray God as mourner, mother, and midwife--images that resist the violence and bloodshed associated with the dominant warrior imagery.

Claassens discusses how metaphors of God as life giver began to develop in the aftermath of the trauma of Israelite exile. She offers compelling examples of how this feminine imagery still has the power to inspire hope amidst violence in today's world. She demonstrates that God's delivering presence helps people of faith cope with trauma and suffering on many levels--individual, community, national, and global--while bringing forth new life out of death and destruction.


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L Juliana Claassens

L. JULIANA M. CLAASSENS is Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Baptist Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia.

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  • Catalogue Code 368436
  • Product Code 9780664238360
  • ISBN 066423836X
  • EAN 9780664238360
  • Pages 116
  • Department Academic
  • Category Theology
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Nov 2012
  • Sales Rank #48389
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 7 mm
  • Weight 0.198kg

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