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Facing the abusing God : a theology of protest / David R. Blumenthal.


1st ed.. Louisville, Ky. : Westminster/John Knox Press, [1993] .
ISBN 9780664254643, 0664254640

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Other Title Bible. Psalms, CIX. English & Hebrew. 1993. http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85013576
Subjects Adult child abuse victims -- Religious life.
God (Judaism)
God.
Holocaust (Jewish theology)
Holocaust survivors -- Religious life.
Holocaust.
Protest.
Description xxv, 318 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1993]
©1993
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-310) and indexes.
Includes text of Psalm 109 in Hebrew with parallel English translation.
Summary Looking at the experience of Holocaust survivors and of survivors of child abuse, this work asks disturbing questions why God permits victimization of the innocent.
Contents BEGINNING SOMEWHERE -- 1. Introduction -- Talking About Talking About God Voice -- God's Two Essential Attributes and the Theology of Image -- Irruption -- 2. Personality -- Personality as an Attribute of God -- The Attribute of Personality and Freud -- Six Personalist Attributes of God -- Meditative Postscript -- 3. Holiness -- Holiness as an Attribute of God -- Words That Go in Circles -- Kavvana and the Attribute of Holiness -- Holiness, Fear, and Joy -- Second Thoughts -- 4. Universes of Discourse -- The General Theory with Four Examples -- The Universe of Spiritual Discourse -- The Relationship Between the Spiritual and the Other Universes of Discourse -- Cognitive Dissonance -- 5. Seriatim, or Sailing into the Wind -- The Images -- The Images and Life -- The Images and the Text(s) -- Other Voices -- Counter-image -- TEXT-ING -- 6. Intimations -- Text -- Interpretation -- Inter-text-uality -- W-rite-ing -- How to Read This Part -- 7. Psalm 128, with four commentaries -- 8. Psalm 44, with four commentaries -- 9. Psalm 109, with four commentaries -- 10. Psalm 27, with four commentaries -- RE-SPONSE -- 11. Prelude -- 12. Dialogue with an Adult Survivor of Child Abuse -- The Voice of the Abused -- On God and Jewish Identity -- On Healing -- 13. Dialogue with a Systematic Theologian -- On Covenant -- Ethical, Spiritual, and Theological Nihilism -- On Healing -- 14. Beth's Psalm -- Psalm 27 -- Healing -- Beth's Healing Psalm -- CON-TEMPLATION -- 15. Prologue -- 16. The Abusing God -- Standing In-Between -- Abusiveness: The Scriptural Texts -- Abusiveness as an Attribute of God -- 17. Facing the Abusing God -- Protest and Challenge, Distrust and Suspicion as a Post-Holocaust, Abuse-Sensitive Stance -- A Re-new-ed Form of Religious Healing -- Some Theological and Psychological Considerations -- Transition into the Presence -- 18. Addressing the Abusing God -- Taking a Stance -- Psalms for an Angry Generation -- Closing Prayers to the Abusing God.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)27975156
(OCoLC)ocm27975156
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WorldCat Identities Blumenthal, David R.
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