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Number of Pages: 224
Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co.
Publication Date: 2005
|Dimensions: 9.0 X 6.0 (inches)|
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This important book explores the Biblebs abiding insider/outside motif, showing that Godbs exclusive election actually has an inclusive purpose. Frank Anthony Spinabs careful look at the biblical narrative puts in bold relief the remarkable number of stories that treat outsiders, the non-elect, not merely positively, but as strategically important participants in Godbs redemptive plan.
"The Faith of the Outsider" features stories of outsiders who, whether wittingly or unwittingly, actually promote Godbs agenda and who sometimes become insiders themselves under the most amazing circumstances. There are also stories in which outsiders are favorably contrasted to insiders who behave like or become outsiders themselves.
In addition to providing fresh insight into the ultimate purposes of God, each of the outsiders appearing in these stories -- Esau, Tamar, Rahab, Naaman, pagan sailors and Assyrian citizens, Ruth, and the woman at the well -- act in ways that require a reassessment of the Biblebs election theology. Spina argues that God chooses Israel not for its sake but for the blessing of the entire world. Likewise, Jesus is presented in universal terms, the vehicle for the reconciliation of all.
Successfully presented as talks to church and lay audiences, the stories gathered here are as instructive as they are enjoyable to read. Spinabs work illustrates just how much can be learned from thebiblical narrative itself as opposed to abstract theological reflection. More than anything else, these inspiring stories underscore the radical nature of the Biblebs gracious and sovereign God.