An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible
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An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible  -     By: Walter Brueggemann

An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible

Fortress Press / 2009 / Paperback

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Uncomfortable. That is the only way to say it. Walter Brueggeman always makes his readers understand that God is bigger, more powerful, and more mysterious than we can imagine. More than this, he puts us in our place-and YHWH in his. We are small, God is entirely OTHER. This work, An Unsettling God, written for first year Old Testament students is no different. Pulses quicken as Brueggemann examines YHWH's "dialogical character", and the terrible and wondrous implications of God's "partnerships" with Israel, Creation, the Nations, and the single human individual. Thus, Brueggemann gives his readers not only a sound theological introduction to the Old Testament, he relates it directly-and disturbingly-to their lives.

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Title: An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible
By: Walter Brueggemann
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Fortress Press
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
Weight: 12 ounces
ISBN: 0800663632
ISBN-13: 9780800663636
Stock No: WW663636

Publisher's Description

In the pages of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Israel gave witness to its encounter with a profound and uncontrollable reality experienced through relationship. This book, drawn from the heart of foremost Old Testament theologian Walter Brueggemann's Theology of the Old Testament, distills a career's worth of insights into the core message of the Hebrew Bible. God is described there, Brueggemann observes, as engaging four "partners"-Israel, the nations, creation, and the human being-in the divine purpose. This volume presents Brueggemann at his most engaging, offering profound insights tailored especially for the beginning student of the Hebrew Bible.

Author Bio

Walter Brueggemannâ·¯is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is regarded as the premier Old Testament interpreter and biblical theologian. Among his many publications are Prophetic Imagination and Old Testament Theology.

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