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The Promise of the Father: Jesus and God in the New Testament [Paperback]

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What does it mean to confess that God is "The Father of our Lord Jesus Chrst"? The Promise of the Father begins by showing that Judaism's claim of God as "Father" never attached an ontological gender or "masculine" essence to God. Instead of setting the standard for the conduct for human personal fathers or men in general as some argue, God's identity as "Father" served as an example for the entire community of faith as one who promotes mercy, justice, and humility. Jesus' address to God as "Father" thus did not introduce a new private experience of intimacy with the divine, rather, it evoked Israel's ancient and corporate hope of God's saving power and covenant faithfulness. Above all then, to speak of God as "Father" signifies the redemptive and life-giving work of God and then only subsequently to human experience of that work. Christians can confess God as "Father of Jesus Christ" because God was first "Father" to the people of Israel and to Israel's Messiah, Jesus of Nazareth and to the followers of Jesus.

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Marianne Thompson surveys the portrayal of God as Father in the Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism, in the ministry of Jesus, in the Synoptic Gospels, and in the writings of Paul and John. Thompson argues that, rather than rooting the image of God in a debate about gender, "Father" terminology really identifies an ancestor who grants inheritance.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   196
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.5" Width: 5.5" Height: 0.48"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2000
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664221971  
ISBN13  9780664221973  

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More About Marianne Meye Thompson

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Marianne Meye Thompson (Ph.D., Duke University) is George Eldon Ladd Professor of New Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California. She is also the author of The Humanity of Jesus in the Fourth Gospel.

Marianne Meye Thompson currently resides in Pasadena, in the state of California.

Marianne Meye Thompson has published or released items in the following series...
  1. IVP New Testament Commentary
  2. Two Horizons New Testament Commentary

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