The Consuming Fire: A Christian Guide to the Old Testament
A comprehensive guidebook to the Old Testament that will give any reader a better understanding and appreciation of that sometimes mysterious and complicated part of the Bible. Its aim is to help introduce the reader to each of the 46 books of the Old Testament, including the Deuterocanonical writings.
This thoroughly revised and updated edition reflects the best in current scholarship, the direction of the current Vatican documents, and respect for the Jewish heritage of the Bible. Each chapter includes "meditative reading', a feature that provides selected texts and questions to aid readers in prayerful refelection.
Michael Duggan, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Theology and Religious Studies at St. Mary’s University College in Calgary, Alberta. He holds a Baccalaureate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, a Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute, and a Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the Catholic University of America. He is an associate editor of The Catholic Biblical Quarterly and a member of The Society of Biblical Literature and The Society for Old Testament Study.