In this work, Brueggemann states that the Bible, as the live word of the living God, will t submit to the account we prefer to give of it. Placher tes that taking the Bible seriously means struggling to understand its meaning as well as affirming its truth. Blount distinguishes what some may call a 'last word', which is necessarily a dead word, from the living word that is God's word to us today.
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. His many publications include Genesis (Interpretation), Isaiah (WBC), Cadences of Home and The Bible Makes Sense. William Placher is Professor of Philosophy and Religion at Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana. His recent books include Unapologetic Theology and Jesus the Saviour. Brian Blount is Associate Professor of New Testament at Princeton Theological Seminary.
Brian K. Blount, Walter Brueggemann, William C. Placher