Knowing God the Father Through the Old Testament
ISBN: 0830825924
EAN13: 9780830825929
Language: English
Publication Date: November 16, 2007
Pages: 234
Dimensions: 0.80" H x 8.10" L x 5.50" W
Weight: 0.60 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Book Overview
It's almost second nature for Christians to call God Father. Jesus taught his followers as much, although for them it was apparently a surprising practice. The worshiping community of the Old Testament used fatherly images for understanding God's character and actions, but Father was not a common way for believers to address God. In Knowing God the Father Through the Old Testament, Christopher Wright explores in depth the images that pervade the biblical narratives, psalms and prophetic texts of the Old Testament. God is acknowledged as tender yet terrifying, challenging to the nations and yet intimately personal, offering loving care, provision, discipline and forgiveness. This is the God whom Jesus knew, and whom we can know, as Father. Such knowledge of God is far from merely devotional or doctrinal, but governs our worldview, personal and social ethics, and expectations of the future