The God of Grace in Judaism and the Hebrew Bible


The vision of God in Judaism and its scriptures represents a revolutionary view of God, Who creates humans to be the recipients of His divine benefits without any expectation of entitlement. In other words, the God of the Bible is a God of grace. This understanding is expressed remarkably consistently throughout the history of covenants God makes with His chosen people. This view of God has had an important effect on our attitude toward other people and on the unique Western idea of the proper role of government.


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Donald J. Westblade is assistant professor of religion at Hillsdale College. He received his B.A. from Williams College, his M.Div. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and his M.A. and M. Phil. from Yale University.