Mourner, Mother, Midwife Reimagining God's Delivering Presence in the Old Testament

ISBN-10: 066423836X

ISBN-13: 9780664238360

Edition: 2012

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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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List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 11/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 116
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

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.

Liberating God-Language?
The Liberator-Warrior God-for-Us?
Woman Warrior and die Liberator-Warrior God
Reimagining God as Deliverer
Recognizing Complexity
Journeying from Tears to New Life
God as Mourner
Mourning Women
Terror All Around
And Yet
Calling the Keeners
Divine Wailing Woman
Looking at the World through Tears
God as Mother
Deutero-Isaiah as Survival Literature
Disjunctive Metaphors
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
Rupturing God-Language
Memories of Midwives
A New Kind of Speech: God as Midwife in Psalm 22
Redeeming Memories: God as Midwife in Psalm 71
Becoming Midwives
God's Delivering Presence
Conjuring Up a New World
Toward a Theology of Presence
Education as Transformation
Transforming Worship
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