"McEntire has plunged into a most intractable issue in Old Testament theology, namely, the character of God. While he fully appreciates the ‘God who acts’ who has occupied much previous interpretation, he focuses on the ‘mature’ God of the later tradition who has largely withdrawn from the arena of action. This important book will surely be a major reference point for time to come. With his close attention to the text, McEntire requires a deep rethink of the assumptions and categories of our expository work." --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
About the Author
Mark McEntire is professor of religion at Belmont University in Nashville. He has authored widely used textbooks The Old Testament Story, 8th ed. (2008) and Struggling with God: An Introduction to the Pentateuch (2008), scholarly works, Dangerous Worlds: Living and Dying in Biblical Texts (2004) and The Blood of Abel: The Violent Plot in the Hebrew Bible (1999), and, with Joel Emerson, Raising Cain, Fleeing Egypt, and Fighting Philistines: The Old Testament in Popular Music (2006).