‘Abraham’s Silence,’ with Dr. J. Richard Middleton

Richard Middleton discusses his novel interpretation of Genesis 22 with Matt, Derek, and Alastair.

Dr. J. Richard Middleton has a unique interpretation of Genesis 22, Abraham’s (near-)sacrifice of Isaac, which departs — radically, some might say — from both traditional Christian and Jewish readings of this foundational Old Testament story. And if he’s right, it has significant implications for how we do ministry. Matt, Alastair, and Derek leave no stone unturned in this conversation.

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Dr. J. Richard Middleton at Northeastern Seminary

The Liberating Image: The Imago Dei in Genesis 1, by Dr. J. Richard Middleton

Abraham’s Silence: The Binding of Isaac, The Suffering of Job, and How to Talk Back to God, by Dr. J. Richard Middleton

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Not My Subtitle
The Binding of Isaac
A Departure from the Tradition
The Broader Scope
New Testament Connections
Old Testament Connections
Pastoral Application

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