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A mouth full of fire : the word of God in the words of Jeremiah

Author: Andrew G Shead
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : Apollos, 2012.
Series: New studies in biblical theology (InterVarsity Press), 29.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"'I am putting my words as a fire in your mouth; these people are tinder and it will consume them.' (Jeremiah 5:14) In the book of Jeremiah, the vocabulary of 'word' and 'words' is not only uniquely prevalent, but formulae marking divine speech also play an unprecedented role in giving the book's final form its narrative and theological shape. Indeed, 'the word of the Lord' is arguably the main character, and a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew G Shead
ISBN: 9780830826308 0830826300 9781844745968 1844745961
OCLC Number: 794032550
Description: 321 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: An exercise in theological interpretation --
Word and words in Jeremiah --
Structuring Jeremiah as a narrative about the word of God --
Word and speaker --
Word and hearers --
Word and power --
Word and permanence --
From the book of Jeremiah to the doctrine of the word of God.
Series Title: New studies in biblical theology (InterVarsity Press), 29.
Responsibility: Andrew Shead.

Abstract:

"'I am putting my words as a fire in your mouth; these people are tinder and it will consume them.' (Jeremiah 5:14) In the book of Jeremiah, the vocabulary of 'word' and 'words' is not only uniquely prevalent, but formulae marking divine speech also play an unprecedented role in giving the book's final form its narrative and theological shape. Indeed, 'the word of the Lord' is arguably the main character, and a theology that is both distinctive and powerful can be seen to emerge from the unfolding narrative. In this stimulating study, Andrew Shead examines Jeremiah's use of word language; the prophet's formation as an embodiment of the word of God; his covenant preaching and the crisis it precipitates concerning the recognition of true prophecy; and, in the 'oracles of hope,' how the power of the word of God is finally made manifest. Shead then brings this reading of Jeremiah to bear on some issues in contemporary theology, including the problem of divine agency and the doctrine of Scripture, and concludes by engaging Jeremiah's doctrine of the Word of God in conversation with Karl Barth. The prophet's major contribution emerges from his careful differentiation of 'word' and 'words.'" -- Amazon.com.
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