Title: The Personhood of God: Biblical Theology, Human Faith and the Divine Image
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing February 2009
1580233384 / 9781580233385
Seller ID: 20090408154952
The anthropomorphic nature of God in the Bible has been a delight to midrashists and mystics on the one hand and an outrage to philosophers and theologians on the other. Though philosophers often find the biblical image of God immoral and the attribution of human qualities offensive, the depiction of God as a real personality involved in the human situation persists in our human consciousness and theology.
With scholarly passion and imaginative insight, Dr. Yochanan Muffs illuminates the ever-changing face of God and reveals our own mechanisms for preserving our faith, nourishing our souls and ensuring that we flourish. In this compelling work, Dr. Muffs calls for a remythologizing (not a demythologizing) of our theologyone that allows us to delight in the personhood and mythic character of God as poetically formulated models of our own humanity.