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 …