Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, Revised and Expanded
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Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, Revised and Expanded  -     By: Karl N. Jacobson, Marc D. Olson

Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, Revised and Expanded

Fortress Press / 2017 / Paperback

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* Knowing that theology can be intimidating and confusing, Jacobson aims to communicate this important subject in a more accessible, appealing, and humorous form. Each entry of this engaging resource includes a brief definition followed by an essay offering a fuller explanation of the term and why it matters. Features new images and additional concepts. 200 pages, softcover from Fortress.

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Title: Crazy Talk: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Theological Terms, Revised and Expanded
By: Karl N. Jacobson, Marc D. Olson
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 200
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 1 pound
ISBN: 1506418465
ISBN-13: 9781506418469
Stock No: WW418469

Publisher's Description

So much theology is confusing and intimidating. The concepts themselves are given weighty-sounding names, such as incarnation and justification, and the explanations of the concepts sometimes can be more confusing than the names.

Captivating, entertaining, and highly informative, Crazy Talk helps readers navigate their way through that complexity and offers a vocabulary that dares (and equips!) its readers to embrace their own faith in a new, well-informed way.

The purpose of Crazy Talk, says editor Rolf A. Jacobson, is to render the heart of our Christian theology in a form that is accessible and appealing to everyone. The format of the book is similar to that of a dictionary of theological terms, but with a twist of humor! Each entry includes the name of the theological term, an ironic definition of the term, and a short humorous essay offering a fuller explanation of the term. In making the term understandable, Jacobson concentrates on the big theological issue that is at stake in the term and why it matters.

This revised and expanded edition includes new and expanded entries and all new images.

Author Bio

Rolf A. Jacobson is Professor of Old Testament and the Alvin N. Rogness Chair of Scripture, Theology, and Ministry at Luther Seminary. He is the author or co-author of The Book of Psalms, Invitation to the Psalms, Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms and The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to the Old Testament: Israel's In-Your-Face, Holy God. He is on two weekly preaching podcasts, "Sermon Brainwave" and "Narrative Lectionary," both are available at workingpreacher.org

Karl N. Jacobson is senior pastor at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Minneapolis, MN, and a colloquy advisor in Luther Seminary's DMin program. Karl has written widely on the Psalms, podcasts on faith practices and Scripture at "Imbibleing," and blogs about the Bible and popular culture at bibpopcult.wordpress.com. He is the author of Memories of Asaph: Mnemohistory and the Psalms of Asaph and co-author of Crazy Book: A Not-So-Stuffy Dictionary of Biblical Terms, Revised and Expanded Edition.

Marc Olson is a theologian and the author of several titles in the Curious Kids' Guides series. He lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Hans H. Wiersma is associate professor of religion at Augsburg University, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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