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God Wrestling

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©1996.
Series: Genesis, a living conversation.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program looks at the story of Jacob's wrestling with the angel. "What a wonderful thing ... to begin by struggling with an adversary, only to discover that you are in the embrace of a lover," says theologian John Kselman in this program, which explores such ideas as personal transformation, reconciliation, and the mystery of the angels. The program features Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, ecumenical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Public Affairs Television (Firm), 1996
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; Public Affairs Television (Firm)
OCLC Number: 872343090
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 19, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (60 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Introduction: God Wrestling (0:33) --
Montage: Genesis (0:47) --
Introduction: God Wrestling (2:19) --
Jacob's Character (3:10) --
Consistency and Change in Character (1:32) --
Jacob's Use of Intellect (2:15) --
God Rewards Jacob's Misdeeds (1:35) --
Bible Not Moralistic (1:47) --
Jacob Negotiates with God (2:21) --
Realism of Jacob (1:37) --
Survival of Culture (1:48) --
Jacob Loses Innocence (1:30) --
Grasping at Heel (2:30) --
Jacob's Ladder (1:47) --
Ideas on Jacob's Dream (2:57) --
Humbling Experience (1:07) --
Folklore Elements (1:08) --
Coming of Age (1:43) --
Wrestling (3:09) --
Preparing to Meet Esau (2:00) --
Jacob's Injury (2:02) --
Mysteries of Night (4:38) --
Jacob's Faith (2:01) --
Preparing for Encounter with God (2:12) --
Jacob's Approach to God (4:17) --
Credits: God Wrestling (1:43).
Series Title: Genesis, a living conversation.
Responsibility: Public Affairs Television (Firm).

Abstract:

This program looks at the story of Jacob's wrestling with the angel. "What a wonderful thing ... to begin by struggling with an adversary, only to discover that you are in the embrace of a lover," says theologian John Kselman in this program, which explores such ideas as personal transformation, reconciliation, and the mystery of the angels. The program features Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann, ecumenical Christian scholar Roberta Hestenes, painter Hugh O'Donnell, Rabbi Burton Visotzky, Old Testament scholar Renita Weems, and author Avivah Gottleib Zornberg.

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