By Hemchand Gossai

the subjects of those tales are profoundly human issues, taking pictures the chronic interplay among God and humankind. those narratives invite us to witness the way within which God enters human neighborhood in all of its complexities, struggles, demanding situations, fears, and eventually desire. because the narratives spread, not just is it transparent that God usually are not constrained by way of societal and cultural conventions, however the human trip can be generated through religion and doubt, worry and wish, promise and achievement.

Hemchand Gossai not just explores some of the issues inside numerous texts, yet keeps a relentless eye at the implications for the church and modern readers. during this regard, a few of the literal and specific studies corresponding to barrenness, desolate tract, and wrestling with God are tested as metaphors for our reviews. The richness and texture of metaphors let us include those tales in a manner that makes them our tales.

"Hemchand Gossai has lengthy been engaged on the tales of Abraham and Sarah with nice readability, literary sensitivity, and theological savvy. In this quantity, he expands upon that trip with new studies regarding God, the human characters, and their interrelationships. Gathering the main topics from those narratives, Gossai offers them in this kind of way that Israel's tales can speak once more into the complexities of our interreligious world. Students and students alike will take advantage of his many insights."
--Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of outdated testomony, Luther Theological Seminary; writer of Abraham: Trials of relations and Faith

Hemchand Gossai is Director of non secular reports at Georgia Southern college. he's additionally the writer of Social Critique by way of Israel's Eighth-Century Prophets and River Crossings: stories of a Journey--A Memoir.

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