Unsettling God The Heart of the Hebrew Bible

ISBN-10: 0800663632

ISBN-13: 9780800663636

Edition: 2009

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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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List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 6/2/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Preface
Abbreviations
YHWH as Dialogical Character
YHWH as Active Agent
"Common Theology" Transposed
Jewish Probes of the Dialogical
God in Pathos
The Speech of Dialogical Fidelity
Regulation via Imagination
Israel as YHWH's Partner
YHWH's Originary Love for Israel
Israel's Covenantal Obligation
Israel Recalcitrant and Scattered
YHWH's Fresh Turn toward Israel
Israel Regathered in Obedience
Israel's Narrative Life in Four Texts
Israel and, Belatedly, the Church
The Human Person as YHWH's Partner
Covenantal Notions of Personhood
Human Persons Commensurate to YHWH's Sovereignty and Mercy
Characteristic Markings of Covenantal Humanness
Covenantal Existence as Alternative Humanness
Covenantal Humanness in Two Texts
The Nations as YHWH's Partner
The Large Horizon of YHWH's Governance
The Nations vis-�-vis Israel
YHWH and the Superpowers
The Possibility of Legitimate Power in the World of YHWH
Creation as YHWH's Partner
A World Blessed and Fruitful
Creation in Jeopardy
The World beyond Nullification
Creation at YHWH's Behest
The Drama of Partnership with YHWH
Recurring Pattern in the Partners
Israel's Articulation of YHWH
Materials for a Metanarrative
Notes
Scripture Index
Author Index
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