Trembling at the Threshold of a Biblical Text

Eerdmans, 1994
ISBN: 9780802807205


This eloquent and penetrating book brings together 20 brief yet powerful sermons that illustrate the move from text to interpretation. Author James L. Crenshaw reflects on the agony and ecstasy of faith in God amid life’s adversity. An accompanying selection of meditations also explores the complex terrain of the spiritual journey, and a brief collection of deeply reverent prayers draws the volume to a close, showing that the one who boldly directs hard questions toward heaven also tarries long enough to pray.

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Key Features

  • Includes 20 sermons illustrating James L. Crenshaw’s exegetical method
  • Reflects on the challenges of sustaining faith amid adversity
  • Contains a collection of prayers


  • Sermons
  • Meditations
  • Prayers

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About James L. Crenshaw

James L. Crenshaw is the Robert L. Flowers Professor of the Old Testament at Duke University Divinity School.

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