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The Resource Who on Earth Is God? : making sense of God in the Bible, Neil Richardson

Who on Earth Is God? : making sense of God in the Bible, Neil Richardson

Label
Who on Earth Is God? : making sense of God in the Bible
Title
Who on Earth Is God?
Title remainder
making sense of God in the Bible
Statement of responsibility
Neil Richardson
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"How should we understand the God of the Bible? How do we make sense of God's apparently changing character in the Bible theologically? God is not obvious - unlike all the animate and inanimate objects which we can see around us. God does not appear to fulfill any useful purpose; what is God for or about? Is God just a mystery? Or a problem? Or both? In Who On Earth is God: Making Sense of God in the Bible Neil Richardson provides the answers to these fascinating questions. Richardson tackles the hard issues surrounding some of the more problematic passages head on, looking at divine anger, violence and jealousy, and suggesting how these can be interpreted. The book engages with the difficult questions posed by contemporary issues, and the 'new atheism' pioneered by popular writers such as Richard Dawkins. This takes discussion 'beyond the bible' into later developments in thought, and notions of God in a post-modern context. This is an indispensable guide for people with or without faith, wrestling with these difficult, and eternal, questions and themes."--Bloomsbury Publishing
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1943-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richardson, Neil
Dewey number
231
Index
index present
LC call number
BT103
LC item number
.R53 2014eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • God (Christianity)
  • God (Christianity)
  • Christian theology
  • Agnosticism & atheism
  • Biblical studies & exegesis
  • RELIGION
  • God (Christianity)
  • God (Christianity)
Label
Who on Earth Is God? : making sense of God in the Bible, Neil Richardson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seven Steps towards Reading the Bible Well
  • 'John's' Witness to God
  • 1.
  • 'John' and God
  • 2.
  • Still a Violent God? The Book of Revelation
  • 3.
  • God in the End
  • 4.
  • The Bible's Climax: The First Letter of John
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • Summary of Summaries
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Gods
  • 2.
  • The Real God
  • 3.
  • God of Beginnings
  • God and the 'God' of the Bible
  • 4.
  • God, Jesus and the Bible
  • 5.
  • God and Jesus
  • 6.
  • The World's Future
  • 7.
  • A God-Crisis and Belief in the Real God
  • 1.
  • In the Beginning, God
  • 2.
  • Human Beings and God
  • 3.
  • The Question of God's Patience
  • 4.
  • 1.
  • Beginning Again: Abraham, 'Friend of God'
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 2.
  • Moses, Joshua and the Violence of God
  • 1.
  • God the Terrorist?
  • 2.
  • God and the Bible
  • 'Divine' Massacres, Ancient and Modern
  • 3.
  • Divine Cruelty to Dumb Animals?
  • 4.
  • A Jealous God?
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • Interlude (1)
  • 2.
  • Is the Bible Still Trustworthy?
  • 3.
  • Through the Darkest Night
  • 1.
  • Why Did God Allow This to Happen?
  • 2.
  • Towards Belief in One God
  • 3.
  • The 'Judgements' of God in History
  • 4.
  • 'There Is No God'?
  • Wrath: God's Dark Side -- or Ours?
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 4.
  • 'God Is a "You" Rather than an "It"'
  • 1.
  • An Awesomely Consistent 'You'
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • The Always and Everywhere 'You'
  • 3.
  • An Elusive, Cruel(?) 'You'
  • 4.
  • 'My God', 'Our God'
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • Interlude (2)
  • God and gods
  • Is the God of the Old Testament Different from the God of the New?
  • 5.
  • Jesus and God
  • 1.
  • Jesus and the Question of God
  • 2.
  • The Strange Things Jesus Said about God
  • 3.
  • Not a God for Religious People
  • 4.
  • 4.
  • The Virgin Birth: Jesus -- Human and Divine?
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 6.
  • Paul: The God Who Crossed Boundaries
  • 1.
  • God on the Damascus Road
  • 2.
  • The God of the Bible
  • Jesus: In Our Place and in God's Place
  • 3.
  • Some of Our Problems with Paul's God
  • 4.
  • 'To the Church of God in Corinth'
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 7.
Control code
895161880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567538130
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780567538130
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895161880
Label
Who on Earth Is God? : making sense of God in the Bible, Neil Richardson
Publication
Note
Includes index
Antecedent source
unknown
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seven Steps towards Reading the Bible Well
  • 'John's' Witness to God
  • 1.
  • 'John' and God
  • 2.
  • Still a Violent God? The Book of Revelation
  • 3.
  • God in the End
  • 4.
  • The Bible's Climax: The First Letter of John
  • 5.
  • 1.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • Summary of Summaries
  • Conclusion
  • 1.
  • Gods
  • 2.
  • The Real God
  • 3.
  • God of Beginnings
  • God and the 'God' of the Bible
  • 4.
  • God, Jesus and the Bible
  • 5.
  • God and Jesus
  • 6.
  • The World's Future
  • 7.
  • A God-Crisis and Belief in the Real God
  • 1.
  • In the Beginning, God
  • 2.
  • Human Beings and God
  • 3.
  • The Question of God's Patience
  • 4.
  • 1.
  • Beginning Again: Abraham, 'Friend of God'
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 2.
  • Moses, Joshua and the Violence of God
  • 1.
  • God the Terrorist?
  • 2.
  • God and the Bible
  • 'Divine' Massacres, Ancient and Modern
  • 3.
  • Divine Cruelty to Dumb Animals?
  • 4.
  • A Jealous God?
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • Interlude (1)
  • 2.
  • Is the Bible Still Trustworthy?
  • 3.
  • Through the Darkest Night
  • 1.
  • Why Did God Allow This to Happen?
  • 2.
  • Towards Belief in One God
  • 3.
  • The 'Judgements' of God in History
  • 4.
  • 'There Is No God'?
  • Wrath: God's Dark Side -- or Ours?
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 4.
  • 'God Is a "You" Rather than an "It"'
  • 1.
  • An Awesomely Consistent 'You'
  • 2.
  • 3.
  • The Always and Everywhere 'You'
  • 3.
  • An Elusive, Cruel(?) 'You'
  • 4.
  • 'My God', 'Our God'
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • Interlude (2)
  • God and gods
  • Is the God of the Old Testament Different from the God of the New?
  • 5.
  • Jesus and God
  • 1.
  • Jesus and the Question of God
  • 2.
  • The Strange Things Jesus Said about God
  • 3.
  • Not a God for Religious People
  • 4.
  • 4.
  • The Virgin Birth: Jesus -- Human and Divine?
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 6.
  • Paul: The God Who Crossed Boundaries
  • 1.
  • God on the Damascus Road
  • 2.
  • The God of the Bible
  • Jesus: In Our Place and in God's Place
  • 3.
  • Some of Our Problems with Paul's God
  • 4.
  • 'To the Church of God in Corinth'
  • 5.
  • Summary
  • 6.
  • Looking Ahead
  • 7.
Control code
895161880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780567538130
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
9780567538130
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)895161880

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