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Jeremiah: Preacher of Grace, Poet of Truth (Interfaces series) [Paperback]

By Carol J. Dempsey (Author)
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What does it mean to be deeply in love with God and, at the same time, with a person, a group, or a nation that is at odds with God? Such is the dilemma of the prophet Jeremiah, and it is an experience not unfamiliar to many in our own day. The lesson of Jeremiah's story is that, no matter how unfaithful humans may be, God remains always faithful, always ready to forgive and to right the wrongs humans have wrought. Using the tools of rhetorical and narrative criticism, Carol Dempsey develops the character "Jeremiah" as a literary figure, a messenger not only to his own people but to all readers of his book. In keeping with the purposes of the Interfaces series, she helps us sharpen our critical skills by examining the text's presentation of a biblical character not in isolation but interacting, interfacing, with others in his milieu and, implicitly, in ours. Jeremiah is both prophet and poet, as Dempsey shows. She examines the prophet as both gifted and burdened by his mission and the word given to him, a word personal to himself and repugnant to his audience. Ultimately, it is Jeremiah's relationship with God, in its depth and its tension, that shapes his character-and that of his audience as well. In the end, Jeremiah's struggles move him from pathos to trust, from imprisonment to freedom, from desperation to conviction, leaving him and his readers with a sense of wonder at the mystery of God.

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What does it mean to be deeply in love with God and, at the same time, with a person, a group, or a nation that is at odds with God? Such is the dilemma of the prophet Jeremiah, and it is an experience not unfamiliar to many in our own day. The lesson of Jeremiah's story is that, no matter how unfaithful humans may be, God remains always faithful, always ready to forgive and to right the wrongs humans have wrought.

Using the tools of rhetorical and narrative criticism, Carol Dempsey develops the character Jeremiah as a literary figure, a messenger not only to his own people but to al readers of his book. In keeping with the purposes of the "Interfaces" series, she helps us sharpen our critical skills by examining the text's presentation of a biblical character not in isolation but interacting, interfacing, with others in his milieu and, implicitly, in ours.

Jeremiah is both prophet and poet, as Dempsey shows. She examines the prophet as both gifted and burdened by his mission and the word given to him, a word personal to himself and repugnant to his audience. Ultimately, it is Jeremiah's relationship with God, in its depth and its tension, that shapes his character 'and that of his audience as well. In the end, Jeremiah's struggles move him from pathos to trust, from imprisonment to freedom, from desperation to conviction, leaving him and his readers with a sense of wonder at the mystery of God.

"Carol J. Dempsey, OP, PhD, is Associate Professor of Theology (Biblical Studies) with particular expertise in Old Testament and Prophets at the University of Portland, OR."

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Studio: Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier Books
Pages   124
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.96" Width: 6.12" Height: 0.34"
Weight:   0.49 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2007
Publisher   Liturgical Press/Michael Glazier Books
Series  Interfaces  
ISBN  0814659853  
ISBN13  9780814659854  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Carol J. Dempsey is professor of biblical studies at the University of Portland. She is the author of Hope Amid the Ruins: The Ethics of Israel's Prophets and Justice: A Biblical Perspective.

Carol J. Dempsey currently resides in Portland, in the state of Oregon.

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