By Julia M. O'Brien
The prophets of the previous testomony use a large choice of metaphors to explain God and to painting humans relating to God. a few of these metaphors are typical and soothing; others are surprising 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 the several photos intersect and construct off one another. whilst faced with traumatic metaphors, she offers with them unflinchingly, offering a pointy critique and evaluate of the interpretations of those metaphors for God. Giving specific recognition to the potential makes use of of those metaphors within the church today--for stable or ill--O'Brien listens to the fullness of the prophetic messages and issues us towards new how you can learn those theological metaphors for a simply religion today.
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