Mourner, Mother, Midwife Reimagining God's Delivering Presence in the Old Testament
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Description: 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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Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
L. Juliana M. Claassens is Associate Professor of Old Testament at Stellenbosch University in South Africa. She previously taught in the United States at Wesley Theological Seminary and Baptist Theological Seminary. She is the author of The God Who Provides: Biblical Images of Divine Nourishment.
|The Liberator-Warrior God-for-Us?|
|Woman Warrior and die Liberator-Warrior God|
|Reimagining God as Deliverer|
|Journeying from Tears to New Life|
|God as Mourner|
|Terror All Around|
|Calling the Keeners|
|Divine Wailing Woman|
|Looking at the World through Tears|
|God as Mother|
|Deutero-Isaiah as Survival Literature|
|Facing the Empire|
|Rhetorical Significance of the Female Imagery for the Divine in Deutero-Isaiah|
|A Turn to Love|
|God as Midwife|
|Praying from die Depths of the Deep|
|Memories of Midwives|
|A New Kind of Speech: God as Midwife in Psalm 22|
|Redeeming Memories: God as Midwife in Psalm 71|
|God's Delivering Presence|
|Conjuring Up a New World|
|Toward a Theology of Presence|
|Education as Transformation|