Gift of the Grotesque (Paperback)

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"No other book of the Bible is quite so R-rated. No other book is quite so ugly or grotesque. Judges offers its reader not a roster of angelic saints, but an astonishing tempest of brutality, feces, slaughter, assassinations, conspiracy, genocide, child sacrifice, rage, betrayal, mass graves, gang-rape, corpse mutilation, kidnapping, and civil war." Gift of the Grotesque offers readers a series of seven theological essays focused on one of the most confusing and challenging books in the biblical canon. Stulac's captivating style combines sensitive exegesis with broadly accessible meditations on culture, art, music, literature, memoir, theology, and spirituality. Better understood as a companion rather than a biblical commentary, this unusual resource will kickstart the theological imagination of anyone who struggles to understand how the book of Judges points forward to the life and work of Jesus Christ. Dare to follow an experienced biblical scholar into the heart of Israel's theological Dark Age, and you will encounter there the transformative Word of God in ways you do not expect. The prophetic book of Judges, writes Stulac, "wants to gut you like a fish, because on the far side of that unenviable prospect, it wants you alive like you've never lived before.

About the Author

Daniel J. D. Stulac is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Old Testament at Duke Divinity School. His publications include History and Hope: The Agrarian Wisdom of Isaiah 28-35 (2018) and Life, Land, and Elijah in the Book of Kings (2021).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781666732153
ISBN-10: 166673215X
Publisher: Cascade Books
Publication Date: February 22nd, 2022
Pages: 140
Language: English