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Bibil Identifier bibil:207430
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) God as F(r)iend? Reading Luke 11:5-13 & 18:1-8 with a Hermeneutic of Suffering
Author Metzger, James A.
Journal Horizons in Biblical Theology (Volume: 32, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 33-57 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Employing an optic grounded in suffering and foregrounding intertexts in which God is portrayed unfavorably, it is argued that in Luke 11:5-13 and 18:1-8 Jesus acknowledges a negative experience and conception of the deity among some of early Roman Palestine's “poor ... captives ... blind ... [and] oppressed” (4:18-19). Jesus does not ask them to suppress their impressions of God or to align them with more traditional representations; rather, they are encouraged to remain in conversation with the deity and not to become discouraged or be afraid, even when their speech pushes beyond socially acceptable limits and becomes accusatory, contemptuous, blasphemous, or outright hostile. Indeed, Jesus recommends impudence and audacious tenacity before God, confident that such conduct will receive a hearing and a response.
DOI 10.1163/187122010X494768
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Suffering
Pericopes Luke 11,5-11,13
Luke 18,1-18,8
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