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by Ben C. Ollenburger

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"A splendid contribution"

This volume captures the Old Testament's celebration of God the Creator and the Creator's relentless efforts to bring the world into harmony with God's intentions.

"Ollenburger synthesizes and expands his career-long investigation of biblical concepts of creation. On display are the author's finest characteristics: keen attention to primary texts, breadth and depth of scriptural engagement, restraint of other scholars' overstatements, and the rare gifts of clarity and accessibility. Taking the Creator God as its touchstone, this book articulates a concise biblical theology. Highly recommended."
--C. Clifton Black, Princeton Theological Seminary

"God the Creator is the magnum opus of a mature scholar and teacher, the loving product of years of study, teaching, and reflection. Ollenburger focuses on multifaceted ways that Old Testament and some New Testament texts portray God in the mode of Creator. A must-read for seminarians, ecologists, pastors, church groups, and anyone seeking an encounter with the Creator God."
--Kathleen M. O'Connor, Columbia Theological Seminary (emerita)

"While much attention now rightly centers on how the Bible might speak to the precariousness of our ecosystems, this insightful work instead focuses on God as Creator. Ollenburger spotlights the Creator's involvements since the beginning of all things and the responses of the faithful. A careful, informed study from a master theologian."
--M. Daniel Carroll R. (Rodas), Wheaton College and Graduate School

"Biblical accounts of God as Creator may begin with Genesis 1, but they scarcely end there. In this deeply researched and accessible volume, Ollenburger demonstrates the breadth of biblical reflection on the God who creates, protects, and sustains the world and its inhabitants. A splendid contribution that will amply enrich its readers."
--Beverly Roberts Gaventa, Princeton Theological Seminary (emerita)

"Ollenburger skillfully weaves together the Bible's diverse portrayals of God as the maker of the cosmos. He serves as a trustworthy and engaging tour guide for specialists and laypeople alike. In the introduction, Ollenburger laments the lack of a systematic work on God as Creator; this book capably begins to fill that void."
--Jackie Wyse-Rhodes, Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary

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  • Title God the Creator: The Old Testament and the World God Is Making
  • Author Ben C. Ollenburger
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 256
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Date 2023-04-18
  • Features Bibliography, Index
  • ISBN 9780801048661 / 0801048664
  • Weight 0.8 lbs (0.36 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.98 x 5.91 x 0.79 in (22.81 x 15.01 x 2.01 cm)
  • Themes
    • Religious Orientation: Christian
  • Library of Congress subjects God, Redemption
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 2022030400
  • Dewey Decimal Code 231.765

About the author

Ben C. Ollenburger (PhD, Princeton Theological Seminary) is professor emeritus of biblical theology at the Anabaptist Mennonite Biblical Seminary (AMBS) in Elkhart, Indiana, where he has taught since 1987. Prior to AMBS, he taught for seven years at Princeton Theological Seminary. Ollenburger has written or edited numerous books, including Old Testament Theology: Flowering and Future and the New Interpreter's Bible commentary on Zechariah.

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