SUPPLEMENT SERIES VOLUME 5
Order Supplement Series 5
"And God Saw That It Was Good":
Essays on Creation and God in Honor of Terence E. Fretheim
Edited by Frederick J. Gaiser and Mark A. Throntveit
American biblilcal studies have changed considerably during the lifetime of Terry Fretheim—or better, Professor Fretheim has been one of the positive agents of those changes. Fretheim's first published essay in 1967 was a technical study of Ps 132 and the Jerusalem cult. Quite a distance from that to the sweeping theological interests that mark his latest book, God and World in the Old Testament!
Terry Fretheim's model of reaching out—beyond the questions of an earlier time, beyond the boundaries of his own discipline, beyond the walls of the classroom and the seminary, beyond the internal concerns of the church—while always holding fast to the particular gift that he brings to the conversation, namely, his creative and unflinching engagement with biblical texts, will be one that this and other seminaries need to follow as we move further into this new century.
Part I — Creation
"Ask the animals, and they will teach you"
Samuel E. Balentine
Creation and the Moral Development of God in Genesis 1-11
Bruce C. Birch
Joy and the Art of Cosmic Maintenance: An Ecology of Play in Psalm 104
William P. Brown
Playing God or Playing Earth? An Ecological Reading of Genesis 1:26-28
Creating Anew: God's Resolution of a Dilemma according to Paul
Arland J. Hultgren
God's Natural Order: Genesis or Job?
Diane L. Jacobson
Loving Enemies as Being Birthed into God's Creation-Wide Family: A Homiletical Exploration of Matthew 5:38-48
Dennis T. Olson
Creation, Vocation, and Little Faith in Matthew's Gospel
Mary Hinkle Shore
The So-Called "Ten Commandments" and the Relational, Vocational Decalogue
Mark A. Throntveit
Part II — God
The God of "All Flesh"
"I will carry and will save": The Carrying God of Isaiah 40-66
Frederick J. Gaiser
Seen and Unseen: The Visibility of God in Exodus 25-40
Sarah S. Henrich
Praying in the Space God Creates for the World
J. Gerald Janzen
The God of "All Flesh"
The God of the Chronicler
Ralph W. Klein
What Does Ecclesiastes Say about God?
James W. Limburg
The Crucified Messiah and Divine Suffering in the Old Testament
The Omniscience of God and Human Freedom
Patrick D. Miller
How Do We Decide What God is Like?
What Job Wanted and What God Gave
Daniel J. Simundson
"The art of power lies precisely in making another free": God's Suffering-Action in Relational Transcendence
Paul R. Sponheim