A Brief Book Notice from Books At a Glance
by Fred G. Zaspel
Somehow I had never noticed this book until just last month, and what a find it is. The Dance Between God and Humanity – the collected shorter writings of Bruce Waltke – consists of thirty-one essays from the decades of this outstanding Old Testament scholar’s brilliant career. The chapters are divided into two broad categories – Biblical Theological Studies, and Biblical Theological Themes. Topics range from studies in the Psalms and Proverbs, for which Waltke is so (justly) famous to textual criticism to preaching the Old Testament. To name a few,
- A Canonical Process Approach to the Psalms
- Does Proverbs Promise Too Much?
- Fundamentals for Preaching Proverbs
- How to Study the Psalms Devotionally
- How We Got the Hebrew Bible
- Atonement in Psalm 51
- Biblical Authority
- Cain and His Offering
- The Fear of the Lord
- Old Testament Texts Bearing on the Problem of the Control of Human Reproduction
- The Phenomenon of Conditionality within Unconditional Covenants
I have not yet finished reading the book, but so far I have found it just delightful reading, a gold mine of biblical studies. I am already considerably richer for having read it.
V. Philips Long of Regent College says of this volume:
The many thousands who have benefited from the teaching and writing of Bruce Waltke over the course of his illustrious career will celebrate this extensive collection of his shorter works. . . . Well researched, incisive, and always instructive, Waltke’s essays invite reading and rereading. Both author and publisher are to be congratulated for making these sometimes hard-to-acquire essays available in such a convenient, substantial volume.
Buy the books
THE DANCE BETWEEN GOD AND HUMANITY: READING THE BIBLE TODAY AS THE PEOPLE OF GOD, by Bruce K. Waltke