The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story by Frank Anthony Spina

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The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story
Title:
The Faith of the Outsider: Exclusion and Inclusion in the Biblical Story
Author:
Frank Anthony Spina
ISBN:
0802828647
ISBN13:
978-0802828644
Size PDF:
1454 kb
Size epub:
1883 kb
Publisher:
Eerdmans (March 29, 2005)
Language:
English
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Rating:
4.2
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254

This book offers a probing, insightful 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.

Looking carefully at the biblical narrative, Spina highlights in bold relief seven remarkable 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.

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