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Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters
Fretheim, Terence E.

Grand Rapids: Baker, 2010 pp. xvi + 160. $19.99

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Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic


Description: Earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, and hurricanes have plagued the history of the earth. What is God's role in natural disasters and the human suffering they cause? This is one of the most vexing questions in Christian life and theology. Terence Fretheim offers fresh readings of familiar Old Testament passages--such as creation, the flood, and the suffering of Job--to give readers biblical resources for working through this topic. He shows the God of the Bible to be a compassionate, suffering, relational God, one we can turn to in prayer in times of disaster.

Subjects: Methods, Theological Approaches, Biblical Theology

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Review by Norman Habel
Published 3/3/2012
Citation: Norman Habel, review of Terence E. Fretheim, Creation Untamed: The Bible, God, and Natural Disasters, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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