The God You Have

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The God You Have

Politics and the First Commandment

By Patrick D. Miller, Jr.

Augsburg Fortress Publishing, Paperback, 9780800636623, 81pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2004

In this bracing call to serious thought, esteemed biblical theologian Patrick Miller looks to the First Commandment in the fight against a kind of political misappropriation theological themes for political ends--"the coalescence of God and country, the takeover of the language of faith in the speech of politics, and the confusion of loyalty with obedience."

About the Author
Patrick D. Miller is Charles T. Haley Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including "The Religion of Ancient Israel". He is coeditor of the Interpretation commentary series and the Westminster Bible Companion series. In 1998, he served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also editor of "Theology Today" for twenty years.