An Apocryphal God: Beyond Divine Maturity by Mark McEntire

By Mark McEntire

In Portraits of a Mature God, Mark McEntire traced the narrative improvement of the divine personality within the previous testomony, putting the God portrayed on the finish of that lengthy tale on the middle of theological dialogue. He confirmed that Israel’s realizing of God had built right into a advanced, multipurpose being who might paintings inside of a brand new truth, a global that integrated a semiautonomous province of Yehud and a burgeoning Mesopotamian-Mediterranean international during which the Jewish humans lived and moved in a turning out to be range of how. Now, McEntire keeps that tale past the narrative finish of the Hebrew Bible as Israel and Israel’s God moved into the Hellenistic international. The “narrative” McEntire perceives within the apocryphal literature describes a God keeping and guiding the scattered and persecuted, a God responding to soreness in insurrection, and a God disclosing mysteries, but additionally hidden within the symbolism of goals and visions. McEntire right here offers a coherent and compelling account of theological views within the apocryphal writings and beyond.

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