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by Alden Thompson

eBook Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? download ISBN: 1893729079
Author: Alden Thompson
Publisher: Energion Publications (June 2003)
Pages: 135
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The Old Testament God generally has a rather poor reputation, even in Christian circles. Dr. Alden Thompson is professor emeritus of Biblical Studies at Walla Walla University, College Place, WA.

The Old Testament God generally has a rather poor reputation, even in Christian circles. He has a PhD in Old Testament studies from the University of Edinburgh. He is the author of Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God?, Escape from the Flames, and Inspiration: Hard Questions, Honest Answers and numerous articles.

Alden Lloyd Thompson is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian theologian, author and . Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? (Paternoster, 1988; Zondervan, 1989).

Alden Lloyd Thompson is a Seventh-day Adventist Christian theologian, author and seminar presenter. He is the professor of biblical studies at Walla Walla University in Washington, United States. This became the 1991 book Inspiration: Hard Questions, Honest Answers, which had a large impact in the Adventist church. Two conservative responses to Thompson were published.

Start by marking Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? as Want to Read .

Start by marking Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This book is for those who have serious questions about the meaning and relevance of the Hebrew scriptures, and strikes at the heart of Christian teaching and our understanding of God. With his characteristic insight, wisdom and enthusiasm, Dr. Thompson takes on some of the most difficult passages and finds in them the love and care of God, along with an understanding of t This book is for those who have serious questions about the meaning and relevance of the Hebrew scriptures, and strikes at the heart of Christian teaching and our understanding of. God.

11 quotes from Alden Thompson: 'The words of God’s messengers are treasured by the community to which they .

11 quotes from Alden Thompson: 'The words of God’s messengers are treasured by the community to which they are given, perhaps more in later years than when the messenger was alive. Sometimes, as in the book of Jeremiah, they placed the messenger’s own words within a historical framework, providing a kind of glue that gives consistency to the whole. 'Sensing the danger, we pull back as a church and refuse to deal.

The Old Testament God generally has a rather poor reputation, even in Christian circles

The Old Testament God generally has a rather poor reputation, even in Christian circles. But as the author points out, The Old Testament Scriptures can remain alive and will lead us to a fresh appreciation of all that God has done for us. Targeted to thoughtful readers, this book addresses a cluster of issues often troubling for the person who seeks to understand the Old Testament. Who's Afraid of the Old Testament God? speaks very frankly about some of these problems, things like sin and the fall, Satan, moral blemish passages, strange laws, etc. The chapter titles follow

This book is for those who have serious questions about the meaning and relevance of the Hebrew scriptures . It reconciled many issues I struggled with and explains how the God of grace worked in old testament times.

This book is for those who have serious questions about the meaning and relevance of the Hebrew scriptures, and strikes at the heart of Christian teaching and ou. . I have recommended this book to many Christians who were interested in these issues.

With his characteristic insight, wisdom and enthusiasm, Dr. Thompson takes on some of the most difficult passages and finds in them the love and care of God, along with an understanding of the humanness of the authors of scripture. The discussion includes such passages as Judges 19-21 and Psalm 137. You will come away from this book with a new appreciation for the whole Bible both as it stood in its own world, and as it can be applied today. Don’t let your New Testament get in the way of your Old Testament.

Who’s Afraid addresses how difficult passages in the Old Testament that seem to show us an angry God, can instead show God’s grace. Can you pray honestly? Alden Thompson tells how his prayers changed from polite and distant to honest and intimate. Interested in Messianic prophecies? One full chapter on the prophecies and how they help us understand how God works in the world. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

This book is for those who have serious questions about the meaning and relevance of the Hebrew scriptures, and strikes at the heart of Christian teaching and our understanding of God. With his characteristic insight, wisdom and enthusiasm, Dr. Thompson takes on some of the most difficult passages and finds in them the love and care of God, along with an understanding of the humanness of the authors of scripture.

The discussion includes such passages as Judges 19-21 and Psalm 137. You will come away from this book with a new appreciation for the whole Bible both as it stood in its own world, and as it can be applied today.

Comments: (7)
Throw her heart
Many uncomfortable questions arise when discussing and or just reading the events of the old testament. Is God schizophrenic, angry, vengeful, and genocidal as skeptics propose? Can we really face the questions and answer them honestly or do we just need to shy away from the old testament and focus on the new covenant? Alden Thompson is unafraid and tackles these issues head on for us. Thompson is a professor of theology at Walla Walla College in Washington state and approaches these uncomfortable issues as any diligent scholar should; with a critical eye and an indepth undestanding of the culture, politics, and economies of the time period in question. Thompson also reviews the old testament through the eyes of the authors. Westerners have a tendency to view things from a very narrow point of reference, that of western culture, education, and moral values. This is the biggest mistake we can make in trying to make sense of writings from the middle east 3000 years old. As Thompson points out, the old testament is subject to misinterpretation and misapplication by contemporary readers who for the most part, are casual biblical readers and not students of the content. For anyone who is afraid to open what many consider a door to a dark room, this book will illuminate your understanding of the old testament. For those who would use the events of the old testament to discredit religion, you are about to receive an edification to your knowledge base. This book can be hard to come by and be a tad expensive as it has been out of print since the 1980"s. It can be purchased through one of Amazon's book sellers, but can run upward of $50-60. It is in paperback, so the condition can be rough. Despite these bumps, this 130 page book is well worth the expense and effort to buy.
Nea
Great book!
inform
Gives a clear and concise view of who our Creator is. This author is amazing...check out his other writings...you will NOT be disappointed.
Qulcelat
I have made it to chapter four, and I like the concept of the book, I get it, but I wish the author would stick more to the point. He tends to take detours with details, which I appreciate the background and history, but then forget what the original point was.
Xanna
i bought this as a gift and the person who received it, loved it. i would like to read it soon. recommended based on what i have heard.
Saberblade
Book was used but was kept in very good condition
Enila
Makes an excellent case for the existence of the God Jesus revealed while He walked this Earth all through the Old Testament. The character of God portrayed by the life of Jesus always has been the character of God eternal. The author shows what the Old Testament stories say about God when you look at the bigger picture.
Gave me an understanding of how God met the Israelites where they were in their culture, then showing them more of his ways. Increased my respect for my God and my compassion for OT characters