The Disappearance of God

The Disappearance of God

A Divine Mystery

Book - 1995
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Grand Central Pub
Friedman probes a chain of mysteries that concern the presence or absence of God, including the connection between Nietzsche and Dostoevsky who each independently developed the idea of the death of God.

Baker & Taylor
Investigates the way God's visible presence gradually diminishes in the Bible, the famous declaration by Friedrich Nietzsche that "God is dead," and similar mysteries

Blackwell North Amer
In this bold and illuminating new work, Richard Elliott Friedman probes a chain of mysteries that concern the presence or absence of God. He begins with a fresh, insightful reading of the Hebrew Bible, revealing the profound mystery and significance of the disappearance of God there. Why does the God who is known through miracles and direct interaction at the beginning of the Bible gradually become hidden, leaving humans on their own by the Bible's end? How is it possible that the Bible, written over so many centuries by so many authors, depicts this diminishing visible presence of God - and the growing up of humankind - so consistently? Why has this not been common knowledge? Friedman then investigates this phenomenon's place in the formation of Judaism and Christianity.

Baker
& Taylor

The author of the best-selling Who Wrote the Bible? investigates the way God's visible presence gradually diminishes in the Bible, the famous declaration by Friedrich Nietzsche that "God is dead," and similar mysteries.

Publisher: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., c1995
ISBN: 9780316294348
0316294349
Branch Call Number: 231 FRI
Characteristics: xi, 335p. : ill. ; 24cm

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