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

Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress, 2009 pp. xx + 212. $22.00


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.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature

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Review by Eric A. Seibert
Published 8/21/2010
Citation: Eric A. Seibert, review of Walter Brueggemann, An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


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