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Bibil Identifier bibil:202611
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Divine Wrath and Human Anger: Embarrassment Ancient and New
Author McCarthy, Michael C.
Journal Theological Studies (Volume: 70, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Language English
Pages 845-874 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The author argues that embarrassment over references to divine wrath in more recent times reflects a similar embarrassment or at least ambivalence among writers, pagan and Christian, in Late Antiquity. Patristic writers were especially sensitive to the ways human rage could inform Scripture readers' understanding of divine wrath. Although insisting that God's indignation was a component of divine justice, these writers employed a range of strategies to dissociate God from forms of violence generated by anger.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Old Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Wrath of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Wrath of God
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Antiquity (-> 7th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Ancient Christian Literature : Texts and Authors (Church Fathers) : Texts and Authors : Augustine
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