April: Wrestling with God – Theological Protest in the Bible and Midrash

Mondays, April 3, 10, 17, and 24 at 1:00 PM Eastern

Theological protest originates within biblical stories of Moses, Abraham, David, Jeremiah and Job (among others). Such figures regularly voiced their frustrations with divine unethical action and perceived injustice. Arguing with God also became an important theme within streams of rabbinic literature. This short, interactive course will explore passages in Scripture and Midrash which support theological protest and demonstrate how such pious dissent can be an important part of faith.

Meet Your Instructor

Rabbi Joshua Brumbach

Rabbi Joshua Brumbach is the Senior Rabbi of Simchat Yisrael in West Haven, CT, adjunct faculty at MJTI and The King’s University, and President of the Messianic Jewish Rabbinical Council. He is currently completing a doctorate in early rabbinic literature, and is the author of two biblical commentaries, John’s Three Letters: On Hope, Love, and Covenant Fidelity (2019) and Jude: On Faith and the Destructive Influence of Heresy (2014). He is married, has two young boys, and is an avid mountain biker.

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