Walter Brueggemann's An unsettling God : the heart of the Hebrew Bible PDF

By Walter Brueggemann

ISBN-10: 0800663632

ISBN-13: 9780800663636

Within the pages of the Hebrew Bible, historical Israel gave witness to its come across with a profound and uncontrollable fact skilled via dating. This e-book, drawn from the guts of top-rated outdated testomony theologian Walter Brueggemann's Theology of the outdated testomony, distills a career's worthy of insights into the center message of the Hebrew Bible. God is defined there, Brueggemann observes, as attractive 4 "partners" - Israel, the international locations, production, and the individual - within the divine function. This quantity provides Brueggemann at his most attractive, providing profound insights adapted specially for the start pupil of the Hebrew Bible

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Second, the idea of Israel’s chosenness is a complicated issue for the Christian tradition, for the claim of Christ’s ultimacy lives in some tension with the claim of Israel. Christians continue to struggle with such an issue. Third, there is no doubt that the theological claim of Israel as God’s chosen people is made more complex by the contemporary state of Israel that both makes theological claims and operates by the force of Realpolitik. Fourth, at the very edge of the Old Testament there are hints that this same God may in the end select other chosen peoples as well (Isa.

Thus the church, in its attempt to continue to “perform” the “mystery of faith,” takes up the dialogical practice that is a staple performance in ancient Israel. It is enough that the dialogic utterance of Israel (echoed by the church) walks fully and honestly into the reality of abandonment and walks boldly and buoyantly into the wonder of restoration. This dialogue with YHWH is attestation to the crisis of fidelity that is the recurring subject of faith, for faith addresses the God who “for a brief moment abandoned,” the God who in “everlasting love” restores to new life (Isa 54:7–8).

In the opposite direction, that of much classical Christian theology (of a scholastic bent or of a popular understanding of classical theology), “God” can be understood in terms of quite settled categories that are, for the most part, inimical to the biblical tradition. The casting of the classical tradition in a more scholastic category is primarily informed by the Unmoved Mover of Hellenistic thought and affirms, as the catechisms reflect, a God who is omniscient, omnipotent, and omnipresent, a Being completely apart from and unaffected by the reality of the world.

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