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Fretheim, Terence E.

Works: 77 works in 202 publications in 3 languages and 9,365 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Introductions  Festschriften  History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: BS1245.3, 231
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Most widely held works about Terence E Fretheim
Most widely held works by Terence E Fretheim
Exodus by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

16 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an interpretation of Exodus, written especially for teachers and preachers, looking at what the Old Testament book has to say about faith, history, the relationship between law and narrative, and the theology of creation
God and world in the Old Testament : a relational theology of creation by Terence E Fretheim( )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,038 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Old Testament view of the creator God is presented with the opinion that creation is both open-ended and connected. Human sin, environmental devastation, salvation and redemption are also discussed
A theological introduction to the Old Testament by Bruce C Birch( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture. The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament. This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class. It also includes more detailed maps and charts for student use. - Publisher
First and Second Kings by Terence E Fretheim( )

3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The suffering of God : an old Testament perspective by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What kind of God? : collected essays of Terence E. Fretheim by Terence E Fretheim( )

10 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The goal of the collection is to present in curated form a selection of writings that highlight Fretheim's most significant and enduring insights. To this end, the 32 pieces included here are organized into thematic subsections that are meant to capture major themes in Fretheim's work. The volume begins with 2 essays situating Fretheim and his work--one by the editors and one by Fretheim himself (part 1). The essays in part 2, "God and the World," deal with Fretheim's understanding of God and God's relationship to the created order. Part 3, "God and Suffering," features pieces on the suffering of God and the world and includes an excerpt from Fretheim's groundbreaking book The Suffering of God. Part 4 is titled "God and Wrath." The essays gathered here deal with three overlapping themes: the wrath of God, divine violence, and God's frequent association with violence in the Old Testament. Part 5, "God and the Pentateuch," contains 6 essays that focus especially on Genesis 1-11, Exodus, and Deuteronomy. The essays in part 6 on "God and the Prophets" deal with various theological themes in the former, major, and minor prophets--all marked by Fretheim's unmistakable style and approach. The last part of the collection, part 7, "God and the Church's Book," address specific issues related to Christian theology, with an eye on denominational and congregational contexts. The volume concludes with a bibliography of Fretheim's works (1969-2013)"--
Reading Hosea-Micah : a literary and theological commentary by Terence E Fretheim( )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence E. Fretheim explores themes of indictment, judgment, and salvation in Hosea–Micah. The indictment against the people of God especially involves issues of abuse of the poor and needy and idolatry. The effects of such behaviors are often horrendous in their severity. While God is often the subject of such judgments the consequences, like fruit, grow out of the deed itself. Issues of indictment and judgment are not finally ends in themselves, but in the service of the salvation of God
Deuteronomic history by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

6 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Pentateuch by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2000 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The message of Jonah : a theological commentary by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 2000 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examining the theological conflict at the heart of the Book of Jonah, Dr. Fretheim carefully expresses Jonah's powerful message, bringing a fresh perspective of God's mercy and forgiveness and its application in today's world. - Publisher
Abraham : trials of family and faith by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terence E. Fretheim turns his attention to the story of Abraham, Sarah, Hagar, Isaac, and Ishmael. Through close readings of Genesis 12 through 25, Fretheim guides readers through the intricacies of the plot, from God's surprising call to Abraham to leave home and family to God's enigmatic commands to evict one son and sacrifice another. Extending the vein of analysis in which he previously has written to wide acclaim, Fretheim examines Abraham's family and assesses the significant roles it plays across three religions--Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Relating biblical narrative to theological concerns, Fretheim wrestles with such concepts as God's selection of an elect people, the gift of land and other promises, the role of women and outsiders, the character of God, and the suffering of innocents. In addition Fretheim contributes to the increasingly important interreligious dialogue surrounding Abraham by examining the continuing conversation among Muslims, Christians, and Jews about the place of Hagar and Ishmael in Abraham's family. Throughout the text, Fretheim frames the narrative as rooted in the trials of family and faith that define the story of Abraham as the father of three religions. --From publisher's description
Jeremiah by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contrast in appreciation of Leviticus and Numbers by the synagogue on the one hand, and by the church on the other, is little short of astonishing. The former has considered it crucial to an understanding of God and of the nature of the "chosen people" of Israel. The latter has usually reduced it to allegory or as a mere historical record of Israelite religion. In this new volume, Hebrew Bible scholar Lloyd R. Bailey examines these often overlooked or underappreciated books of Moses in the contexts of both the Jewish and Christian traditions. ... the primary goal of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series is to make available serious, credible biblical scholarship in an accessible and less intimidating format. A visual generation of believers deserves a commentary series that contains not only the all-important textual commentary on Scripture, but images, photographs, maps, works of fine art, and drawings that bring the text to life. Each volume of the Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary series features a CD-ROM, which expands the uses and capabilities of the Commentary even more"--Publisher description
Creation untamed : the Bible, God, and natural disasters by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bible often speaks of natural disasters, but its insights have been insufficiently explored. Terence Fretheim offers fresh readings of familiar Old Testament passages--creation, the flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, the plagues of Egypt, the suffering of Job, and the biblical laments--to provide biblical resources for working through this topic. He presents an understanding of creation as good, but not perfect; examines the human experience of suffering; and explores the role of humans in the creative process. Fretheim shows the God of the Bible to be a compassionate, suffering, relational God, one we can turn to in prayer in times of disaster. --from publisher description
The child in the Bible( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume nineteen biblical scholars collaborate to provide an informed and focused treatment of biblical perspectives on children and childhood. Looking at the Bible through the lens of the child exposes new aspects of biblical texts and themes. Some of the authors focus on selected biblical texts - Genesis, Proverbs, Mark, and more - while others examine such biblical themes as training and disciplining, children and the image of God, the metaphor of Israel as a child, and so on. In discussing a vast array of themes and questions, the chapters also invite readers to reconsider the roles that children can or should play in religious communities today"--Publisher description
The Bible as word of God : in a postmodern age by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Creation, fall, and flood : studies in Genesis 1-11 by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Primer on prayer( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

About the Bible : short answers to big questions by Terence E Fretheim( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this newly revised and expanded edition About the Bible: Short Answers to Big Questions, Terence E. Fretheim offers straightforward answers to reoccurring questions about how the Bible was written, organized, and interpreted -- and why people have such different opinions about what the Bible has to say. Built on a bestselling volume first introduced to readers in 1999, this edition welcomes added questions to a unique question-and-answer format. Among the questions are: Who wrote the Bible? How did it come to be? Do Lutherans believe in a literal interpretation of the Bible, for instance the Creation Story? Can we draw responsible ethical discernment from the Bible? How do we read the Bible for spiritual growth?
God, evil, and suffering : essays in honor of Paul R. Sponheim( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"And God saw that it was good" : essays on creation and God in honor of Terence E. Fretheim( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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God and world in the Old Testament : a relational theology of creationA theological introduction to the Old TestamentFirst and Second KingsThe suffering of God : an old Testament perspectiveDeuteronomic historyThe PentateuchThe message of Jonah : a theological commentaryAbraham : trials of family and faith
Alternative Names
Fretheim, Terence Erling.

Fretheim, Terence Erling 1936-

프랫하임, 테렌스 E

프레타임, 테렌스 E

フレットハイム, T. E

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