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The Disappearance of God details the gradual receding of the divine presence in the Biblical writingsfrom the unquestioned companion and teacher of the Patriarchs, to the distant but still-present redeemer in Exodus, to the absent deity of Esther.4/5. The Disappearance was the very first book I bought when I arrived at Seattle in , for Clarion West. I was intrigued by its premise, and I waa very curious to find out if the book was any good. I'm not disappointed/5. The Disappearance of God: A Divine Mystery Richard Elliot Friedman pages Little, Brown and Company; 1st edition (October 1, ) Many may know Richard Elliot Friedman for his books on Biblical textual research, but he has also written a very useful, and very wise commentary on the Torah. The book then investigates this phenomenon's place in the formation of Judaism and Christianity. It goes on to explore the forms this feeling of the disappearance of God has taken in recent times, focusing on a connection between Nietzsche and Dostoevsky, who each independantly developed the idea of the death of God/5(15).
Each of the three parts of the book addresses a mystery related to the title (the disappearance of God in Hebrew Scripture, the death of God and madness in Nietzsche, and the relationship of religion to science), but it is the one mystery of the title, the disappearance of God, that binds the whole : Little, Brown and Company. And the first part of the book takes this idea even farther.I liked the first part of the book the best. The author tries to link the disappearance of God to the writings of Nietschze and to the Qabalah (parts two and three of the book), but IMHO fails to do anything other than suggest a connection. The book was informative, as far as it went/5(5). “In The Disappearance of God, Dr. Mohler has provided a striking, biblically-based treatment of a coterie of compelling issues which threaten the religious public at every turn. With his usual incisive and scintillating analysis, he sorts out healthy from unhealthy influences and charts a path for future church development. Book; The Disappearance of God; call us 1() The Disappearance of God by Albert Mohler. Paperback List Price: $ $ Add to Cart. Summary. More faulty information about God swirls around us today than ever before. No wonder so many followers of Christ are unsure of what they really believe in the face of the new spiritual.
From the Back Cover: In this bold and illuminating new work, Richard Elliott Friedman probes a chain of mysteries that concern the presence or absence of God. He begins with a fresh, insightful reading of the Hebrew Bible, revealing the profound mystery and significance of the disappearance of God Range: $ - $ I finished The Disappearance of God: A Divine Mystery (Little, Brown, ) by Richard Elliott Friedman, a noted biblical scholar best known for his earlier book Who Wrote the Bible? In Part I of Disappearance, he recounts how the Hebrew Bible shows God progressively retreating from direct human contact and self-revelation; in Part II, he depicts Nietzsche and Dostoevsky as . I’m delighted that Al’s wisdom is now available in this book. May it be the first of many.” –C. J. Mahaney, Sovereign Grace Ministries “In The Disappearance of God, Dr. Mohler has provided a striking, biblically-based treatment of a coterie of compelling issues which threaten the religious public at every turn. With his usual incisive Author: R. Albert Mohler. The Disappearance of God A Divine Mystery the apparent of God reaches a high point here in the middle of the second book of the Bible. God speaks .