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Creation and the Persistence of Evil: The Jewish Drama of Divine Omnipotence (Princeton Paperbacks)

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This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

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This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.

Synopsis:

This paperback edition of Creation and the Persistence of Evil brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [157]-176) and indexes.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Note on the Text (1994) xiii

Preface (1994) xv

Preface xxix

Part I THE MASTERY OF GOD AND THE VULNERABILITY OF ORDER

1. The Basic Idea of Israelite Religion? 3

2. The Survival of Chaos After the Victory of God 14

3. The Futurity and Presence of the Cosmogonic Victory 26

4. Conclusion: The Vitality of Evil and the Fragility of Creation 47

Part II THE ALTERNATION OF CHAOS AND ORDERGENESIS 1:1-2:3

5. Creation Without Opposition: Psalm 104 53

6. Creation in Seven Days 66

7. Cosmos and Microcosm 78

8. Rest and Re-Creation 100

9. Conclusion: Chaos Neutralized in Cult 121

Part III CREATION AND COVENANT: THE DYNAMICS OF LORDSHIP AND SUBMISSION

10. The Two Idioms of Biblical Monotheism 131

11. The Dialectic of Covenantal Theonomy 140

12. Argument and Obedience 149

Notes 157

Scripture Index 177

Author Index 181

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691029504
Author:
Levenson, Jon Douglas
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Levenson, Jon D.
Location:
Princeton, N.J. :
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
Creation
Subject:
Judaism - Theology
Subject:
Biblical teaching
Subject:
Covenant theology
Subject:
Covenant theology -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
Covenants (Theology)
Subject:
Judaism - Rituals & Practice
Subject:
Judaism - Theology x
Subject:
Judaism - Beliefs Practices Rituals
Subject:
Mind, Body & Spirit
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Jewish studies
Subject:
Creation -- Biblical teaching.
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Paperbacks
Series Volume:
103-260
Publication Date:
November 1994
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 9 oz

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"Synopsis" by , This paperback edition brings to a wide audience one of the most innovative and meaningful models of God for this post-Auschwitz era. In a thought-provoking return to the original Hebrew conception of God, which questions accepted conceptions of divine omnipotence, Jon Levenson defines God's authorship of the world as a consequence of his victory in his struggle with evil. He traces a flexible conception of God to the earliest Hebrew sources, arguing, for example, that Genesis 1 does not describe the banishment of evil but the attempt to contain the menace of evil in the world, a struggle that continues today.
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