• "To See Your Face Is Like Seeing the Face of God": Pastoral and Systemic Reflections on Forgiveness and Theosis in the Jacob Story

    Author(s):
    Jonathan Rivett Robinson (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, Theology
    Subject(s):
    Bible, Theology, Theology, Practical
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Family Systems Theory, Forgiveness, Genesis, Jacob, Pastoral Theology, Biblical theology, Practical theology
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/45cj-hj55
    Abstract:
    [Chapter in The Art of Forgiveness, 2018] This paper considers the story of Jacob and Esau's reconciliation (Gen 32-33) through the lens of my own experience in pastoral ministry and of Family Systems Theory. In one sense it is a psychological reading of the narrative of Gen 32-33. In another it is an attempt to explore the practical and theological implications of Jacob's startling response to Esau's forgiveness. It was first presented in 2015 to a mixed audience of theologians, pastors, and counselors.
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    2 years ago
    License:
    All Rights Reserved

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