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    Naming God
    Naming God
    Avinu Malkeinu — Our Father, Our King
    An illuminating in - depth exploration of the complexities - and perhaps audacity - of naming the unnameable. One of the oldest and most beloved prayers - known even to Jews who rarely attend synagogue - is Avinu Malkeinu (''Our Father, Our King''), a liturgical staple for the entire High Holy Day period. ''Our Father, Our King'' has resonance also for Christians, whose Lord's Prayer begins ''Our Father.'' Despite its popularity, Avinu Malkeinu causes great debate because of the difficulties in thinking of God as father and king. Americans no longer relate positively to images of royalty; victims of parental abuse note the problem of assuming a benevolent father; and feminists have long objected to masculine language for God. Through a series of lively introductions and commentaries, almost forty contributors - men and women, scholars and rabbis, artists and thinkers from all Jewish denominations and from around the world - wrestle with this linguistic and spiritual conundrum, asking, ''How do we name God altogether, without recourse to imagery that defies belief?''
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    Book Author
    Rabbi Lawrence A. Hoffman
    Genre Jewish , Religion & Beliefs
    Binding
    PERFECT BINDING (PAPERBACK)
    Format
    Large Print 16 Pt Edition (Standard Large Print)
    ISBN
    9781459696365
    Publisher
    Jewish Lights Publishing
    Approximate delivery

    10 - 15 Days (?)

    Publication Date
    01-Jul-2015

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