Redeeming Judgment

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Wipf and Stock Publishers, Jun 8, 2012 - Religion - 676 pages
This book arose from the author's sense of urgency. The Protestant church that we know and love has grown silent about the judgment of God. It seems that our church is bent upon living up to H. Richard Niebuhr's caricature of liberal Protestantism: "A God without wrath brought men without sin into a kingdom without judgment through the ministrations of a Christ without a cross." The book is meant to remedy this silence regarding God's judgment. It demonstrates the pervasiveness of the judgment of God in both Old and New Testaments. Not only do we find the act of judgment in every era, but judgment is a necessary stage in God's saving work. Moreover, the illuminating power of the concept is confirmed by common human experience.
 

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Contents

6
102
The Judgment of Kings 12 Samuel 12 Kings
137
Four Eighth Century Prophets of Judgment
159
Psalms Lamentations Hosea Jeremiah
255
Restoring Judgment to Theology
289
Resuming the Argument
313
The Book of Isaiah I Isaiah 139
331
The Book of Isaiah II Isaiah 4055
362
Final Judgment on the Horizon
453
Divine Judgment in the Synoptic Gospels
467
The Suffering Servant and Son of
510
Judgment and Redemption in the Fourth Gospel John
530
The Lion of Judah and the Lamb of God Revelation
544
The Wrath of God and Justification by Faith Romans 111
562
Final Judgment and Redemption
589
Bibliography
613

Prophetic Tradition and Penitential Piety
401
A Debate over Piety Psalms Job
425

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About the author (2012)

Dale Patrick taught at the Missouri School of Religion and Drake University, from which he retired in 2009. In retirement he and his wife taught at United Theological College as a volunteer Visiting Scholar for two years. He has the following books to his credit: Arguing with God: The Angry Prayers of Job (1977); The Rendering of God in the Old Testament (1981); Old Testament Law: An Introduction (1984); Rhetoric and Biblical Interpretation (1990), with Allen Scult; and The Rhetoric of Revelation in the Hebrew Bible (1999).

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