The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story

Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 29.03.2005 - 206 Seiten
This book offers a probing, insightful look at the "outsider" motif running through the Bible. The biblical story about God's covenant with "insiders" -- with Israel as the chosen people -- is scandalous in today's cultural climate of inclusivity. But, as Frank Anthony Spina shows, God's exclusive election actually has an inclusive purpose.

Looking carefully at the biblical narrative, Spina highlights in bold relief seven remarkable stories that treat nonelect people positively and, even more, as strategically important participants in God's plan of salvation. The stories of Esau, Tamar, Rahab, Naaman, Jonah, Ruth, and the woman at the well come alive in new ways as Spina discusses and examines them from an outsider-insider point of view.

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Esau The Face of God
Tamars Resolve Judahs Family Israels Future
Rahab and Achan Role Reversals
Naamans Cure Gehazis Curse
Jonah Prophet Among To and Against Outsiders
Ruth The Moabite Connection

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Seite 3 - For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from one end of heaven to the other, whether such a great thing as this has ever happened or was ever heard of.
Seite 3 - For you are a people holy to the LORD your God; the LORD your God has chosen you to be a people for his own possession, out of all the peoples that are on the face of the earth.
Seite 3 - Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

Über den Autor (2005)

Frank Anthony Spina is professor of Old Testament and biblical theology at Seattle Pacific University, Seattle, Washington, and an associate priest at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church, Bellevue, Washington. He speaks extensively to church study groups; for more information visit his personal website

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