Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament

Getting Involved with God: Rediscovering the Old Testament

by Ellen F. Davis
     
 

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This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with God—what it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, and why anyone would want to do it anyway.See more details below

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This is a book about getting, and staying, involved with God—what it takes, what it costs, what it looks and feels like, and why anyone would want to do it anyway.

Editorial Reviews

Walter Brueggemann
Ellen Davis continues the core task of biblical exposition for the sake of the church. . . . Through it all Ellen Davis utilizes her considerable gifts of sensitivity to the text, attentiveness to the spirit at work in the text, and care for the church that it may grow closer to the God given in the text. Of special interest to me was her fresh reading of the Song of Solomon, which offers ‘the ecstatic aspect of the love that is the main subject of the whole Bible.’ Readers will dip in at any point in this book and be invited to thinking and praying again and obeying differently and freely.
Fleming Rutledge
Ellen Davis’ work in this dazzling book can be compared to that of an exceptional rock climber putting up new routes on the world’s most challenging walls. Combining ease with skill and nerve with artistry, she tackles some of the most difficult portions of the Old Testament. Professor Davis is working on the razor’s edge of current hermeneutical practice, but she knows exactly how to speak to the ordinary Christian in a sparkling prose style. If you want to be up to date on the very latest developments in postmodern biblical interpretation and at the same time be thrilled and delighted with rich insights into the life of faith, this is the book to have right now.
Brevard S. Childs
Ellen Davis has recovered a long-lost theological genre: brilliant, probing, scholarly interpretation of the Bible that flows into proclamation and challenges us to return to the text itself in a continuing engagement with the God who shares our pain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561013364
Publisher:
Cowley Publications
Publication date:
01/25/2001
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
222
Sales rank:
703,628
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

ELLEN F. DAVIS is Associate Professor of Bible and Practical Theology at Duke Divinity School. She has previously taught at Union Seminary, Yale Divinity School, and the Virginia Theological Seminary. Her other books include a theological commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and the Song of Songs, and Imagination Shaped: Old Testament Preaching in the Anglican Tradition.

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