Response to Anathea Portier-Young

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter Academic


    The fear of the Lord should be understood as an emotional response to divine power (PortierYoung). Equating fear of God with worship or with obedience reduces it to a pious spirituality on the one hand or to a political-ethical agenda on the other. Both options, Portier-Young argues, have the unsettling implication that the notion “fear of the Lord” loses its disturbing potential. By relocating the fear of the Lord in the semantic field of emotions, Portier-Young convincingly demonstrates that we have to reconsider a particular potentially violent side of God, namely divine power over life and death. [...]
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationPreaching the Fear of God in a Fear-Filled World
    EditorsDawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
    Place of PublicationBerlin
    PublisherLit Verlag
    Publication statusPublished - 2020

    Publication series

    NameHomiletische Perspektiven/Homiletic Perspectives
    NameStudia Homiletica

    Cite this