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Theology Today: Reflections on the Bible and Contemporary Life

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Overview

In this collection of his essays from the popular and respected journal Theology Today, longtime editor Patrick D. Miller offers insights into the basic human condition. His reflections range from popular culture (the popularity of Seinfeld) to political matters (the proper public role for the Ten Commandments) to the sublime (the connection between poetry and faith). The wit and wisdom of this internationally respected biblical scholar come through clearly in this collection.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664229924
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 137
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author


Patrick D. Miller is Charles T. Haley Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including The Religion of Ancient Israel. He is coeditor of the Interpretation commentary series and the Westminster Bible Companion series. In 1998, he served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also editor of Theology Today for twenty years.
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Table of Contents

1 The w/right space 1
2 Whatever happened to the soul? 5
3 Poetry and theology 9
4 Whither the church? 13
5 Hallelujah! : the Lord God omnipotent reigns 17
6 Teaching the faith 21
7 Remembering our theological past 26
8 Popularizing the Bible 31
9 Revisiting the God who acts 35
10 Life, death, and the Hale-Bopp comet 41
11 A strange kind of monotheism 44
12 "'A' is for Augustine, Aquinas ..." 48
13 Good-bye Seinfeld 52
14 Theology and science in conversation 57
15 The millennium bug 62
16 The state of the world 67
17 The church's first theologian 72
18 "... Who hast made of one genome ..." 77
19 What sense do we make of the ending? 83
20 Terror all around 87
21 Work and faith 92
22 January's child 98
23 Is there a place for the Ten Commandments? 103
24 The accidental profession 109
25 In praise and thanksgiving 114
26 Rethinking the first article of the creed 124
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