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Divine Anger and Walter Brueggemann's Biblical Theology

Peck, Albert R. (2013) Divine Anger and Walter Brueggemann's Biblical Theology. Master of Theology (major thesis) thesis, UNSPECIFIED.


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This study is an attempt to understand the biblical theology of divine anger via an engagement with the writings of Walter Brueggemann. Brueggemann’s approach to divine anger is studied and tested through exegetical explorations of selected passages in the Old Testament, weighing Brueggemann’s comments in light of other contributions in the field. The implications of Brueggemann’s theology of divine anger are significant, it is argued, in that students of biblical theology (whether inside or outside the church) are challenged not to present a reductionist view of the anger of God. While the biblical ideas of divine anger are confronting, they also propel us beyond merely contractual and punitive ideas of God’s journey with Israel.

Item Type: Theses (Master of Theology (major thesis))
Repository Version: Author's Final Manuscript
Keywords: Walter Brueggemann, divine anger, Old Testament, Israel, covenant, Jeremiah, ancient Near East, contractual theology, exile
Fields of Research: 22 Philosophy and Religious Studies > 2204 Religion and Religious Studies > 220401 Christian Studies (incl. Biblical Studies and Church History)
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9504 Religion and Ethics > 950404 Religion and Society
Type of Activity: Pure Basic Research
Subjects: B - Old Testament
College/Association with University of Divinity: Whitley College
Depositing User: Cate Headey
Date Deposited: 05 Aug 2013 23:54
Last Modified: 05 Aug 2013 23:54
URI: http://repository.divinity.edu.au/id/eprint/1210

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