[EBOOK / KINDLE] Being Human in Gods World BY James Gordon McConville

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  • Being Human in Gods World
  • James Gordon McConville
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  • 08 August 2018
  • 9780801048968

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review Being Human in Gods World Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ James Gordon McConville James Gordon McConville ¿ 3 characters Man J Gordon McConville explores how a biblical view of humanity provides a foundation for Christian reflection on ethics economics politics and church life and practice The book shows that the Old Testament. Theology the study of God is often subdivided into Christology Soteriology Pneumatology Ecclesiology and Eschatology as well as Anthropology In order that would be the study of God as Incarnate God Who Saves God Miraculously Involved God s Church and the study of Last Things as well as the study of the Human Relationship to God and Others Being Human in God s World An Old Testament Theology of Humanity falls obviously into the last category Researched by J Gordon McConville Old Testament Theology Professor at the University of Gloucestershire Being Human in God s World An Old Testament Theology of Humanity builds on the proposition that the Bible invites a performative response pp 5 7 Assuming the divine human relationship is supposed to be transformative p 5 McConville defines transcendence as potential for personal change which understanding the resources for that change are external p 6As one usually discovers almost all biblical approaches to anthropology begin with Imago dei image of God and this study is no exception but McConville considers the concept to be a stimulus for reflection not simply a staid doctrinal stance p 12 Most importantly McConville suggests humanity as an artisan representation of God p 22 Godlikeness is a commission to accept God s vision and intention with an element of exploration p 27 Since the early chapters of Genesis form the foundation for this position I really enjoyed an observation he made about the transition from Genesis 2 to Genesis 3 There is a pun in those verses between Genesis 225 where the word for naked sounds like the word used for cunning used in 31 to describe the serpent uh roo meem vs ah room and McConville writes that it is wide eyed wonder juxtaposed with one of subtle calculation p 33One cannot do theology without considering terminology Although McConville sees options in translating the Hebrew for heart than the dominant understanding of the organ as a metaphor for will or intention Still he posits The metaphor of circumcision of the heart expresses the point vividly The mark of the covenant in the flesh has no force apart from the thoroughgoing engagement of the person p 56 The rhetoric operates on this level also showing an acute awareness of the human propensity to lapse from best intentions p 56 In considering the terminology of body organs with relationship to personhood he states persons are understood in their wholeness being aware of their various motives and being able to bring them all together p 67The volume is full of insightful observations about the use of language in the Bible I particularly liked the uotation where he cited Metaphor is the poet s indispensable way of expressing what is on the edge of inexpressibility p 75 He further identifies typology as the uality that enables the human experience that is relayed by the Old Testament to be mediated through the story and life of a particular people which we may provisionally call ancient Israel pp 81 82 He also sees the erotic language in Hosea and even Jeremiah as a metaphor for the love of God p 94 From there he could argue The idea of human love as symbolic of the divine in the Song of Songs is found not only in traditional Christian allegorical readings of it but also in recent scholarship p 94 n 27 As noted earlier in the book there is an assertion that Desire even for God is fundamental to human existence than sex turning Freud rather upside down p 79 More specifically he Hosea both deploys the metaphor of Yahweh as husband and also categorically denies that Yahweh is a man Hosea 119b In this way Hosea preserves the uniueness and otherness of God yet displays the necessity of anthropomorphism in language about him p 165The concept of humanity needing physical space and place expressing one s life s context p 100 had an interesting consideration So many people think of the human relation to God as being limiting but McConville uses spatial metaphors to express the idea that the wide horizon of creativity does not diminish the local and particular but intensifies it p 101 And humanity as an artisan is presented as relating to God and the creation Human creativity is an exercise of sympathetic intelligence exploring and revealing the good things already latent in the order of nature p 173 And considering creativity versus the Old Testament s proscription of graven images he uotes a very perceptive sculptor Barbara Hepworth who decided that it was sin only when the image south to elevate the pretensions of man instead of man praising God and his universe p 185Perhaps the most insightful summary in the volume is that humanity lives is a constant tension between joy and flourishing which McConnville also sees as salvation versus tragedy and despair enshrined formallyin the covenantal trope of the blessing and the curse Deut 28 in the psalmic dialectic between lamentation and praise in the overarching narrative of Israel as a perpetual balance between possession and loss and in the prophetic model of history as conflict between the lust for power and the realization of the rule of God p 190 McConnville admits that tension is never resolved in the Old Testament it takes the New Testament perspective to accomplish that Being Human in God s World An Old Testament Theology of Humanity is relatively easy reading considering the complex issues it covers and the depth of scholarship underlying each discussion There is nothing stale in this study and it points to plenty of rich possibilities for further studies Breaking Ground reflection on ethics economics politics and church life and practice The book shows that the Old Testament. Theology the study of God is often subdivided into Christology Soteriology Pneumatology Ecclesiology and Eschatology as well as Anthropology In order that would be the study of God as Incarnate God Who Saves God Miraculously Involved God s Church and the study of Last Things as well as the study of the Human Relationship to God and Others Being Human in God s World An Old Testament Theology of Humanity falls obviously into the last category Researched by J Gordon McConville Old Testament Theology Professor at the University of Gloucestershire Being Human in God s World An Old Testament Theology of Humanity builds on the proposition that the Bible invites a performative IBM's Early Computers History of Computing response pp 5 7 Assuming the divine human Catholic Social Teaching relationship is supposed to be transformative p 5 McConville defines transcendence as potential for personal change which understanding the Island of Fear and Other Science Fiction Stories resources for that 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review Being Human in Gods World Õ eBook or Kindle ePUB download ☆ eBook or Kindle ePUB ¿ James Gordon McConville James Gordon McConville ¿ 3 characters A Biblical Perspective on What It Means to Be Human This major work by a widely respected Old Testament scholar and theologian unpacks a biblical perspective on fundamental uestions of what it means to be hu. This is less a work of biblical theology than it is a conversation on biblical spirituality As a conversation it does not come to many definite conclusions but leaves the reader open to conversation The focus is on the nature of man as both the image and representative of God as a sort of extended reflection on Psalm 84 what is man that you are mindful of him McConville draws most heavily on Genesis 1 3 and Deuteronomy then in the final chapter on Psalms My disappointments with the work were first with his failure to treat of the Sabbath in his discussion of man in time Second his failure to take seriously the creation of man as male and female in his discussion regarding gender Third with his failure to consider the ordinary and the mundane in his treatment of work and creativity Finally with his failure to include the history of Christian reflection in the work as virtually the entirety of the conversation is with the most recent generation of scholarship He did include essayists novelists and philosophers in the conversation with a much wider bibliography than might be expected Overall however it is a book to be read thoughtfully carefully and repeatedly