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Having Words with God: The Bible as Conversation

Having Words with God: The Bible as Conversation

In Having Words with God, Karl Kuhn introduces an approach to Scripture that regards Scripture as a sacred dialogue between God and humanity, and believers and one another. He shows how the Bible bears witness to an ongoing conversation which God initiates, inspires, and guides among humanity. Together, he says, believers then discern and express the character of God, God's will, and what it means to be God's people. Kuhn illustrates the various ways Scripture both embodies and invites believers into this sacred conversation and he offers practical suggestions on how readers can may make use of this approach in their own study of Scripture.
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800662806
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 248
  • Publication Date March 31, 2008

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Scripture as Invitation to Sacred Dialogue

  1. Sacred Traditions in Tension
  2. The Dynamic Character of God's Instruction (Torah)
  3. Having Words with God (Biblical Characterization)
  4. Theologizing in the Thick of Things (Paul's Epistles)
  5. A Multiplicity of Meanings (Biblical Narratives)
  6. A People Shaped by Story (The Sweep of Biblical Narrative)
  7. Deep Harmony (Abiding Themes of Biblical Story)

  8. Conclusion: Reading the Bible Biblically