Return of the Chaos Monsters and Other Backstories of the Bible

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Author: Mobley, G
Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans
ISBN: 9780802837462
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
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The Return of the Chaos Monsters: and Other Backstories of the Bible

Gregory Mobley plunges beneath the Bible’s surface to reveal its “backstories”
the tales that constitute the backbone of the people Israel and of the body of Christ. Viewing the Bible as “essentially, relentlessly story,” Mobley provides an easy-to-understand sevenpart thematic overview of the Bible that guides readers through the drama of the Hebrew Bible, highlighting the interconnectedness of biblical stories. Each story is a variation on a single theme the dynamic interplay between order and chaos.

Mobley, G, Author

Gregory Mobley is professor of Christian Bible at Andover Newton Theological School and was a recipient of the Society of Biblical Literature’s Regional Scholar award. An ordained American Baptist minister, he is active in promoting Jewish-Christian relations in the Boston area. His other books include The Empty Men: The Heroic Tradition of Ancient Israel.

Endorsement

“Mobley has written a thick narrative account of Israel’s thick narrative. He does so with freedom and imagination while remaining faithful to the plotline of the old narrative. His book defies genre classification; it is part introduction, part theology, but mostly a playful tease that invites the reader into the indeterminate wisdom of the biblical text. Mobley’s shrewd reflection on ‘God’s anger’ is itself well worth the price of the book. But there is much more here that invites fresh thinking about texts we thought we already knew. This welcome and suggestive probe of biblical imagination ranges all the way from the stories of the ancient Near East to quite personal narrative memories.” – Walter Brueggemann

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Dimensions 23 × 15 cm
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