Brueggemann on the Defining Category for Faith in the Old Testament

I started reading Walter Brueggemann’s An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible this afternoon. And, I thought this line from the Preface worthy of quotation:

This suggests that the defining category for faith in the Old Testament is dialogue, whereby all parties-including God- are engaged in a dialogic exchange that is potentially transformative for all parties … including God.

“The defining category for faith in the Old Testament is dialogue ….” I like that.  I have enjoyed the first chapter of the book thoroughly, but I see why I didn’t get any Brueggeman in seminary.  The idea that anything could be transformative for God? … I can hear the apologists as I write this …

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