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Who is this divinity that has been represented as masculine and feminine, mythic and real, transcendent and intimate? The Origin and Character of God is Theodore J. Lewis's monumental study of the vast subject that is the God of Israel.

Author: Theodore J. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190072544

Category: Religion

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Few topics are as broad or as daunting as the God of Israel, that deity of the world's three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who has been worshiped over millennia. In the Hebrew Bible, God is characterized variously as militant, beneficent, inscrutable, loving, and judicious. Who is this divinity that has been represented as masculine and feminine, mythic and real, transcendent and intimate? The Origin and Character of God is Theodore J. Lewis's monumental study of the vast subject that is the God of Israel. In it, he explores questions of historical origin, how God was characterized in literature, and how he was represented in archaeology and iconography. He also brings us into the lived reality of religious experience. Using the window of divinity to peer into the varieties of religious experience in ancient Israel, Lewis explores the royal use of religion for power, prestige, and control; the intimacy of family and household religion; priestly prerogatives and cultic status; prophetic challenges to injustice; and the pondering of theodicy by poetic sages. A volume that is encyclopedic in scope but accessible in tone, The Origin and Character of God is an essential addition to the growing scholarship of one of humanity's most enduring concepts.

... could argue strongly for a northern origin of many of the key components of Israelite religion—except for its most vital ingredient: the god Yahweh!

Author: Theodore J. Lewis

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190072551

Category: Religion

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Few topics are as broad or as daunting as the God of Israel, that deity of the world's three monotheistic religions, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, who has been worshiped over millennia. In the Hebrew Bible, God is characterized variously as militant, beneficent, inscrutable, loving, and judicious. Who is this divinity that has been represented as masculine and feminine, mythic and real, transcendent and intimate? The Origin and Character of God is Theodore J. Lewis's monumental study of the vast subject that is the God of Israel. In it, he explores questions of historical origin, how God was characterized in literature, and how he was represented in archaeology and iconography. He also brings us into the lived reality of religious experience. Using the window of divinity to peer into the varieties of religious experience in ancient Israel, Lewis explores the royal use of religion for power, prestige, and control; the intimacy of family and household religion; priestly prerogatives and cultic status; prophetic challenges to injustice; and the pondering of theodicy by poetic sages. A volume that is encyclopedic in scope but accessible in tone, The Origin and Character of God is an essential addition to the growing scholarship of one of humanity's most enduring concepts.
2020-07-03 By Theodore J. Lewis

Author: H. Johnston

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ISBN: OCLC:13295582

Category: Theodicy

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1874 By H. Johnston

Author: Jabez Thomas Sunderland

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ISBN: MINN:319510022972442

Category: Bible

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Author: Jabez Thomas Sunderland

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ISBN: UVA:X000963961

Category: Bible

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The object of the present book is to set forth as clearly, definitely, and comprehensively as possible - it is hoped also candidly and fairly - this Modern View of the Bible, -what it is, reasons for it, and its results so far as they can ...

Author: Jabez Thomas Sunderland

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1541055381

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From the Introduction. A NEW view of the Bible, a distinctly "modern" view, is making its appearance in Christendom, and tending slowly to displace the " old view " which has been held so unquestioningly and so long. The change has not been sought or planned by anybody; it is simply coming about as the result - a result which nobody seems able to stop or hinder - of the greatly enlarged knowledge of the modern world. The object of the present book is to set forth as clearly, definitely, and comprehensively as possible - it is hoped also candidly and fairly - this Modern View of the Bible, -what it is, reasons for it, and its results so far as they can be traced or foreseen. Let me be more specific. Perhaps there is no subject of more living or more urgent interest now before the religious world than that of the "Higher Biblical Criticism" and its consequences. What is the Bible? Is it such a book as for some centuries Christian nations have believed it to be? Or is it something very different? What has an honest, independent, and competent biblical scholarship - a scholarship which investigates thoroughly so as to find out the facts, and then speaks in the interest, not of any church or party or any form of theological dogmatism, but of truth - to tell us about the Bible, - as to its origin, its authorship, its growth, the circumstances under which it arose, the causes which produced it, its relation to God, its relation to men, its inspiration, the changes which its various writings have undergone, its reliability, its place among the sacred books of mankind, its transitory elements, its enduring elements, its permanent value? The following pages are an endeavor to answer all these questions, frankly, without evasion, reverently, and with as much fullness and detail as the space at command will permit.
2016-12-10 By Jabez Thomas Sunderland

Author: James Crabb

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ISBN: IND:39000005831289

Category: Gypsies

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1831 By James Crabb

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: James Crabb

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473377172

Category: Literary Collections

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The Romani (also spelled Romany), or Roma, are an ethnicity of Indian origin, living mostly in Europe and the Americas. Romani are widely known among English-speaking people by the exonym ‘Gypsies’, as well as Ashkali and Balkan Egyptians (mainly in Albania), and Sinti (in broader central-Europe). Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
2015-10-23 By James Crabb

Author: John Mason Duncan

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ISBN: UOM:39015064319976

Category: Creeds

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Author: Jabez Thomas Sunderland

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ISBN: UCAL:$B247252

Category: Bible

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Author: Samuel Hulbeart Turner

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044050663970

Category: Bible

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Author: Jabez Thomas Sunderland

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ISBN: HARVARD:AH64LJ

Category: Bible

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Author: Richard Abbey

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ISBN: CHI:090235491

Category: Church polity

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1856 By Richard Abbey

Author: James Crabb

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ISBN: UCSD:31822038214284

Category: Gypsies

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1832 By James Crabb

Author: Robert Bruce Kennard

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ISBN: BL:A0023395473

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This volume provides a fascinating overview of how the Bible was first inspired, canonized, read as sacred literature, copied in ancient Hebrew and Greek manuscripts, and eventually translated into the languages of the world.

Author: Frederick Fyvie Bruce

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781414379326

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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Many books have been written about the Bible, but few explain its origins. This updated volume of a classic work provides a fascinating overview of how the Bible was produced (including a section on its authority and inspiration), copied, canonized, read as sacred literature, and eventually translated into the languages of the world. This updated edition will also attend to recent developments in the ever-changing world of contemporary English translations. An excellent resource for pastors, Bible teachers, students, seminarians, and interested lay Christians, this book provides a wealth of information about the historical development of the Bible.

Author: M. James C. Crabbe

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ISBN: BNC:1001934701

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It is true that the “ heavens declare his glory , and the firmament showeth his handiwork , " but do they reveal all the attributes of God ?

Author: Joseph Frederick Berg

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ISBN: BL:A0017091310

Category: Bible

Page: 190

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Go back as we may , we find simply a personal God , rational and free . ... as the origin of all things that had an origin , character and will ...

Author: Mark Hopkins

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044072048754

Category: Ethics

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1865 By Mark Hopkins

Author: Leonard Bacon

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ISBN: UCAL:$B263139

Category: Christian life

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1864 By Leonard Bacon

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