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God: A Biography

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What sort of "person" is God? Is it possible to approach him not as an object of religious reverence, but as the protagonist of the world's greatest book--as a character who possesses all the depths, contradictions, and abiguities of a Hamlet? In this "brilliant, audacious book" (Chicago Tribune), a former Jesuit marshalls a vast array of learning and knowledge of the Hebrew Bible to illuminate God--and man--with a sense of discovery and wonder.

Table of Contents

Can God's life be written? — Creator — Destroyer — Friend of the family — What makes God godlike? — Liberator — Lawgiver — Liege — Conqueror — Father — Arbiter — Does God fail? — Executioner — Holy one — Does God love? — Wife — Counselor — Guarantor — Fiend — Sleeper — Bystander — Recluse — Puzzle — Absence — Ancient of days — Scroll — Perpetual round — Does God lose interest? — The Books of the Tanakh.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307789136
Subtitle:
A Biography
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Miles, Jack
Subject:
Bible
Subject:
O. t.
Subject:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - Old Testament
Subject:
Bible as literature
Subject:
Bible - Criticism Interpretation - General
Subject:
Theology - General
Subject:
Christianity - Theology - General
Subject:
God
Subject:
Theology
Subject:
Christian Theology - General
Subject:
God -- Biblical teaching.
Subject:
General Religion
Subject:
Christianity-Theology
Subject:
Judaism - General
Subject:
Religion Comparative-General
Subject:
Religion Western-Theology
Subject:
Christianity-Biblical Criticism
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19960319
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
446

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Religion » Christianity » Biblical Reference » Criticism
Religion » Comparative Religion » General
Religion » Western Religions » Theology

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