Challenging Prophetic Metaphor: Theology and Ideology in the by Julia M. O'Brien

By Julia M. O'Brien

The prophets of the outdated testomony use a wide selection of metaphors to explain God and to painting humans on the subject of God. a few of these metaphors are widespread and soothing; others are strange and complicated. nonetheless others painting God in ways in which are tricky and uncomfortable--God as abusive husband, for example, or as neglectful father. Julia O'Brien searches the prophetic books for those metaphors, trying to find ways that different photographs intersect and construct off one another. while faced with aggravating metaphors, she offers with them unflinchingly, supplying a pointy critique and assessment of the interpretations of those metaphors for God. Giving specific cognizance to the potential makes use of of those metaphors within the church today--for reliable or ill--O'Brien listens to the fullness of the prophetic messages and issues us towards new how one can learn those theological metaphors for a simply religion today.

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