Book Talk: In the Whirlwind
Meet the author, Yale Law Professor Robert A. Burt and listen to a discussion of his new book: In the Whirlwind: God and Humanity in Conflict.
In this bold exploration, Professor Burt conceptualizes the political theory of the Hebrew and Christian Bibles through the rich narratives of key biblical figures - from Adam and Eve to Noah, Cain, Abraham, Moses, Job, and Jesus. In the Whirlwind paints a surprising picture of the ambivalent, mutually dependent relationship between God and his peoples. Taking these Bibles as a unified whole, Burt traces God’s relationship with humanity as it evolves from complete harmony at the outset to continual struggle. In almost every case, God insists on unconditional obedience, while humanity withholds submission and holds God accountable for his promises.