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Titel: Facing the abusing God. A theology of ...
Verlag: Louisville, Kentucky: Westminster/John Knox Press, 1993
Einband: Soft cover
Signiert: Signed by Author(s)
, xxv, 318pp., PAPERBACK, good copy but lower front corner bumped and first twenty pages bent. INSCRIBED and SIGNED on half-title by David to two first-named recipients "with very best wishes" CONTENTS: BEGINNING SOMEWHERE -- 1. Introduction -- Talking About Talking About God Voice -- God's Two Essential Attributes and the Theology of Image -- Irruption -- 2. Personality -- Personality as an Attribute of God -- The Attribute of Personality and Freud -- Six Personalist Attributes of God -- Meditative Postscript -- 3. Holiness -- Holiness as an Attribute of God -- Words That Go in Circles -- Kavvana and the Attribute of Holiness -- Holiness, Fear, and Joy -- Second Thoughts -- 4. Universes of Discourse -- The General Theory with Four Examples -- The Universe of Spiritual Discourse -- The Relationship Between the Spiritual and the Other Universes of Discourse -- Cognitive Dissonance -- 5. Seriatim, or Sailing into the Wind -- The Images -- The Images and Life -- The Images and the Text(s) -- Other Voices -- Counter-image -- TEXT-ING -- 6. Intimations -- Text -- Interpretation -- Inter-text-uality -- W-rite-ing -- How to Read This Part -- 7. Psalm 128, with four commentaries -- 8. Psalm 44, with four commentaries -- 9. Psalm 109, with four commentaries -- 10. Psalm 27, with four commentaries -- RE-SPONSE -- 11. Prelude -- 12. Dialogue with an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse -- The Voice of the Abused -- On God and Jewish Identity -- On Healing -- 13. Dialogue with a Systematic Theologian -- On Covenant -- Ethical, Spiritual, and Theological Nihilism -- On Healing -- 14. Beth's Psalm -- Psalm 27 -- Healing -- Beth's Healing Psalm -- CON-TEMPLATION -- 15. Prologue -- 16. The Abusing God -- Standing In-Between -- Abusiveness: The Scriptural Texts -- Abusiveness as an Attribute of God -- 17. Facing the Abusing God -- Protest and Challenge, Distrust and Suspicion as a Post-Holocaust, Abuse-Sensitive Stance -- A Re-new-ed Form of Religious Healing -- Some Theological and Psychological Considerations -- Transition into the Presence -- 18. Addressing the Abusing God -- Taking a Stance -- Psalms for an Angry Generation -- Closing Prayers to the Abusing God. ISBN 0664254640. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 40226
In this powerful book, David Blumenthal maintains that having faith in a post-Holocaust world means admitting that while God is often loving and kind, fair and merciful, God is also capable of acts so unjust they can only be described as abusive. Grounding his argument in Scripture and in the experience of Holocaust survivors and of survivors of child abuse, Blumenthal grapples with how to face a God who has worked "wondrously through us" and who has worked "aw(e)fully against us." Delving into Jewish literary and theological traditions, the author articulates a theology of protest which accepts God as God is, yet defends the innocence of those who are utterly victimized.
Über den Autor: David R. Blumenthal is Jay and Leslie Cohen Professor of Judaic Studies at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has significantly contributed to Judaic studies and has written many articles on a variety of topics in medieval Judaica.
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