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The Judgment of Jonah

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This is not a commentary in the traditional sense. One might call it an existential commentary. An important aim of the author is to bring out the relevance of the story, of the person, mission and situation of Jonah, to Christians in our own time.

Above all, this is a Theological, or – more specifically – a Christological commentary. The author's chief aim is to relate the
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English and French, 103 pages
Published (first published December 19th 1952)
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Feb 05, 2017 A.J. Jr. rated it it was amazing
A timely message to the Christian Church today, although it was written more than forty years ago.
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Feb 09, 2016 Robert McAnally rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The theological perspective of Jonah: a miracle play was strongly influenced by The Judgment of Jonah, by Jacques Ellul. I highly recommend this little book to all who want to understand the book of Jonah. Ellul's message is no less than this: the story of Jonah is a metaphor for the Gospel; the person of Jonah is both messenger and message, like Jesus; and Nineveh is the world and our hearts. So, thanks to the forgotten friend who first recommended this book to me.
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Baptised Catholic, Ellul became an atheist and Marxist at 19, and a Christian of the Reformed Church at 22. During his Marxist days, he was a member of the French Communist Party. During World War II, he fought with the French Underground against the Nazi occupation of France.

Educated at the Universities of Bordeaux and Paris, he taught Sociology and the History of Law at the Universities of Strau
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