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The faith of the outsider : exclusion and inclusion in the biblical story

Author: F A Spina
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book offers a look at the "outsider" motif running through the Bible. The biblical story about God's covenant with "insiders"--With Israel as the chosen people - is scandalous in today's cultural climate of inclusivity. But, as Frank Anthony Spina shows, God's exclusive election actually has an inclusive purpose." "Spina highlights in bold relief seven stories that treat nonelect people positively and, even  Read more...
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Title: The faith of the outsider : exclusion and inclusion in the biblical story /
Database Name: WorldCat
All Authors / Contributors: F A Spina
ISBN: 0802828647; 9780802828644
Notes: Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 160-189) and indexes.
Description: x, 206 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Esau : the face of God -- Tamar's resolve, Judah's family, Israel's future -- Rahab and Achan : role reversals -- Naaman's cure, Gehazi's curse -- Jonah : prophet among, to, and against outsiders -- Ruth : the Moabite connection -- The woman at the well.
Responsibility: Frank Anthony Spina.
Year: 2005
Standard Numbers: LCCN: 2004056406; National Library: 013136614
Class Descriptors: LC Class No.: BS579.O87; Dewey No.: 220.6
OCLC No.: 56876345

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"This book offers a look at the "outsider" motif running through the Bible. The biblical story about God's covenant with "insiders"--With Israel as the chosen people - is scandalous in today's cultural climate of inclusivity. But, as Frank Anthony Spina shows, God's exclusive election actually has an inclusive purpose." "Spina highlights in bold relief seven stories that treat nonelect people positively and, even more, as strategically important participants in God's plan of salvation. The stories of Esau, Tamar, Rahab, Naaman, Jonah, Ruth, and the woman at the well come alive in new ways as Spina discusses and examines them from an outsider-insider point of view."--Jacket.
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