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Where is God in the Megilloth?: A Dialogue on the Ambiguity of Divine Presence and Absence (Brittany Melton) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004368705
Where is God in the Megilloth?: A Dialogue on the Ambiguity of Divine Presence and Absence (Brittany Melton) Hardcover Book, (Brill, 2018) 9789004368705
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Title: Where is God in the Megilloth?: A Dialogue on the Ambiguity of Divine Presence and Absence

Author: Melton, Brittany

Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2018

Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004368705

Volumes: 1; Pages: 224

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In Where is God in the Megilloth? Brittany N. Melton constructs a dialogue among Ruth, Esther, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Songs centred on this question, in an effort to settle the debate about whether God is present or absent in these books. Their juxtaposition in the Hebrew Bible highlights their shared theme of apparent divine absence, but, paradoxically, traces of God's presence are unearthed as well.

By examining various aspects of this theme, including the literary absence of God, divine abandonment, God-talk, allusive language, God's providence, and divine silence, it becomes clear that the ambiguity of divine presence and absence in the Megilloth presents a significant challenge to current conceptualizations of divine presence and absence in the Hebrew Bible.

Contents

Introduction: Where is God in the Megilloth?

The Controversy of Divine Presence and Absence

Five Books in Dialogue on Divine Presence and Absence

Perceiving Divine Absence

Perceiving Divine Presence

Perceiving Divine Providence

Perceiving Divine Silence: A Dialogue among the Megilloth

Conclusion: The Ambiguity of Divine Presence and Absence in the Megilloth
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