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Crying for justice : what the Psalms teach us about mercy and vengeance in an age of terrorism

Author: John Day
Publisher: Grand Rapids, MI : Kregel Publications, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Given the widespread violence and terrorism of the 21st-century world, should Christians be seeking divine vengeance like that demonstrated in the retribution psalms of David? This book examines the theology of the curses in the Psalms as well as the ancient cultural context and then shows how mercy and vengeance should play out in our current world. - Publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Day
ISBN: 0825424461 9780825424465
OCLC Number: 61262369
Description: 199 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Unsatisfactory solutions --
Curse in its cultural context --
Blood bath: Psalm 58 --
Baby bashing: Psalm 137 --
Unholy litany: Psalm 109 --
Apparent contradictions --
Heaping coals of fire --
New Testament curses.
Responsibility: by John N. Day.
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Given the widespread violence and terrorism of the 21st-century world, should Christians be seeking divine vengeance like that demonstrated in the retribution psalms of David? This book examines the theology of the curses in the Psalms as well as the ancient cultural context and then shows how mercy and vengeance should play out in our current world. - Publisher.

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