An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible (Google eBook)

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Fortress Press, 2009 - Religion - 192 pages
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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" in the divine purpose. This volume presents Brueggeman at his most engaging, offering profound insights tailored especially for the beginning student of the Hebrew Bible.
  

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Review: An Unsettling God: The Heart Of The Hebrew Bible

User Review  - Bob Price - Goodreads

Why can't the Old Testament just be more simple? That was the question I had about half way through Walter Brueggemann's An Unsettling God, which is a simplified version of his Theology of the Old ... Read full review

Review: An Unsettling God: The Heart Of The Hebrew Bible

User Review  - Kent - Goodreads

Not sure yet. Still thinking about God being changed by dialogue with his relational partners. I am fascinated by Breuggemann's primary thesis. Before I make comments, I think I will re-read this work for a deeper understanding of his thoughts. Read full review

Contents

YHWH as Dialogical Character
1
YHWH as Active Agent
2
Jewish Probes of the Dialogical
5
God in Pathos
9
The Speech of Dialogical Fidelity
11
Regulation via Imagination
16
Israel as YHWHs Partner
19
YHWHs Originary Love for Israel
20
Covenantal Humanness in Two Texts
92
The Nations as YHWHs Partner
99
The Large Horizon of YHWHs Governance
100
The Nations visvis Israel
102
YHWH and the Superpowers
109
The Possibility of Legitimate Power in the World of YHWH
126
Creation as YHWHs Partner
137
A World Blessed and Fruitful
138

Israels Covenantal Obligation
23
Israel Recalcitrant and Scattered
39
YHWHs Fresh Turn toward Israel
44
Israel Regathered in Obedience
47
Israels Narrative Life in Four Texts
52
Israel and Belatedly the Church
54
The Human Person as YHWHs Partner
57
Covenantal Notions of Personhood
58
Human Persons Commensurate to YHWHs Sovereignty and Mercy
61
Characteristic Markings of Covenantal Humanness
66
Covenantal Existence as Alternative Humanness
91
Creation in Jeopardy
143
The World beyond Nullification
153
Creation at YHWHs Behest
160
The Drama of Partnership with YHWH
163
Recurring Pattern in the Partners
164
Israels Articulation of YHWH
167
Materials for a Metanarrative
170
Notes
177
Scripture Index
203
Author Index
209
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About the author (2009)

(2001)Walter Brueggemann is Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He has served the editorial councils of several journals and periodicals including Interpretation and Theology Today.

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