This pericope describing Jacob wrestling with God was originally composed in a "fertility cult" environment: a culture in which organized religion guaranteed fertility for someone's family, animals and fields by supplying them with the special word, gestures and behavior that controlled the actions of the specific fertility gods and goddesses in their lives.
What does WWG stand for?
WWG stands for Wrestling with God
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Samples in periodicals archive:
Adrian Calverley read from Genesis 32 verses 3-8 and 22-30, which tell of Jacob wrestling with God.
I know this is the era of Philip Pullman wrestling with God in the guise of kids' lit, and Harry Potter movie ikons staggering out of trendy bars.
Particularly insightful is Marty's comment that Luther's wrestling with God also was a wrestling with himself--'The biblical scholar and spiritual struggler who preached that, like Jacob, he had prevailed over God and man, in this display showed that he had not conquered his own worst self" (174).
For the past 10 to 20 years there has been a much richer response from liberal Judaism to this question," says Rabbi Steven Greenberg, an openly gay Orthodox rabbi in New York City and author of Wrestling With God & Men: Homosexuality in the Jewish Tradition.
The Hebrew Testament story of Jacob wrestling with God is a model of the process.
11, I was rereading Longing for God, Anglicans Talk About Revelation, Nature, Culture, and Authority which is the first book of Wrestling with God by the Primate's Theological Commission when the telephone rang and a tearful voice told me to turn on my television set.
You could tell them that they will be introduced to a great tradition of German literary wrestling with God, nuanced by references to North American, Latin American, and Middle Eastern writers.