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The Bible Looks at Fathers Annemarie Ohler

The Bible Looks at Fathers

Annemarie Ohler

Published December 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780814625415
Paperback
248 pages
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The word father appears in the Bible more than twelve hundred times, but determining what the Bible has to say about it is a complex task. Because modern society possesses no distinctive concept of fatherhood, there is no consistent image ofMoreThe word father appears in the Bible more than twelve hundred times, but determining what the Bible has to say about it is a complex task. Because modern society possesses no distinctive concept of fatherhood, there is no consistent image of fathers in the Bible, and biblical conceptions about fatherhood such as elements of patriarchalism still exist. In The Bible Looks at Fathers Annemarie Ohler examines biblical texts to determine what importance fathers had in earlier times and to draw attention to questions that will continue to confront us as long as fatherhood has meaning in our lives.