Response to Anathea Portier-Young



    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. [...]
    Originele taal-2English
    TitelPreaching the Fear of God in a Fear-Filled World
    RedacteurenDawn Ottoni-Wilhelm
    Plaats van productieBerlin
    UitgeverijLit Verlag
    StatusPublished - 2020

    Publicatie series

    NaamHomiletische Perspektiven/Homiletic Perspectives
    NaamStudia Homiletica

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