WAS THE GOD OF JOSHUA THE GOD OF JESUS?
A relook at modern Israel´s roots in ancient Israel, salva- tion history, biblical inspiration, partial revelation, imperfect theology, and misguided leaders among Jews, Muslims, and Christians. It asks, considering Mohammed, Ben Gurion, and Harry Truman, if Joshua has not had as much influence on western civilization as Jesus. "What on earth is God doing in the Middle East?" Do Uncle Sam and his protoge Israel justify divine providence in human history? Do victories in war and success in business prove God´s blessing, and do failures in finance and disasters in health (Aids) manifest God´s displeasure? How does Christ´s cross (theology) fit into history (politics)?
"This book is indeed thoughtful and creative. It highlightsthe need for all of us today to be much more self-critical; especially for us Christians to see how domination theology has been a part of our own approach." Fr. (Dr.) James Bacik, author of Apologetics and the Eclipse of Mystery.
Richard J. Rolwing, a retired theologian, after ten years study beyond college, taught philosophy, world religions, and religion and politics at both small colleges and large universities. He has lectured before numerous professional organizations, both academic and business. He has been an insurance agent, stock broker, arbitrator, Registered Financial Planner, and exe. vice pres. of an equipment leasing company, an oil/gas drilling company, and a gold mining company. Currently he combines research and writing with rehabbing and reselling real estate. His first book was A Philosophy of Revelation According to Karl Rahner.