Holy anger : Jacob, Job, Jesus / Lytta Basset.
By: Basset, LyttaMaterial type: TextPublisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : Eerdmans, 2007Description: 295 p. ; 23 cmISBN: 9780802862372; 0802862373Uniform titles: Sainte colère. English Subject(s): Bible -- Criticism, interpretation, etc | Anger -- Biblical teaching | Anger -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | Anger -- Religious aspects -- Christianity | God (Christianity) -- WrathLOC classification: BV4627.A5 | B37 2007
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Translation of: Sainte colère.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 290-295).
I. Fear of confrontation. Anger censured -- Fury and complaint, on a par with pain -- Instead of murder, a violence that speaks the truth -- Accusing God, even at the risk of death -- II. The human meets his match. The signs of a dream: "And Jacob was alone..." -- The unusual detail -- From Jacob-Heel to Jacob the Confronter -- Who is the OTHER? -- III. For the sword to pass. "Do not think that I have come to bring peace!" -- What is holy anger? -- A balanced look at those who are "violent" -- To bring forth blessing.
The author looks at a number of instances of anger in the Bible. She studies Jacobs struggles with the angel, Job's reaction to his many tribulations, and Jesus' reminder that he did not come to bring only peace. Basset shows how anger and violence form part of our complex understanding and experience of God. She presents and interprets key moments of "holy" anger in the Bible, and shows how this anger can result in human goodness and growth. --P. 4 of cover.