By Hemchand Gossai

ISBN-10: 149821066X

ISBN-13: 9781498210669

ISBN-10: 1556352921

ISBN-13: 9781556352928

the topics of those tales are profoundly human subject matters, taking pictures the chronic interplay among God and humankind. those narratives invite us to witness the way within which God enters human group in all of its complexities, struggles, demanding situations, fears, and finally wish. because the narratives spread, not just is it transparent that God are usually not constrained through societal and cultural conventions, however the human trip may be generated via religion and doubt, worry and desire, promise and success.

Hemchand Gossai not just explores many of the subject matters inside various texts, yet keeps a relentless eye at the implications for the church and modern readers. during this regard, the various literal and specific reviews resembling barrenness, desolate tract, and wrestling with God are tested as metaphors for our stories. The richness and texture of metaphors let us include those tales in a manner that makes them our tales.

"Hemchand Gossai has lengthy been engaged on the tales of Abraham and Sarah with nice readability, literary sensitivity, and theological savvy. In this quantity, he expands upon that trip with new studies regarding God, the human characters, and their interrelationships. Gathering the foremost subject matters from those narratives, Gossai provides them in this sort of way that Israel's tales can speak once more into the complexities of our interreligious world. Students and students alike will reap the benefits of his many insights."
--Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of previous testomony, Luther Theological Seminary; writer of Abraham: Trials of family members and Faith

Hemchand Gossai is Director of non secular reviews at Georgia Southern college. he's additionally the writer of Social Critique by way of Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets and River Crossings: thoughts of a Journey--A Memoir.

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