A Smaller God
On the Divinely Human Nature of Biblical Literature
Imprint: Cascade Books
"Merenlahti has written a very useful book that will please, instruct, reassure, and counsel every preacher and person in the pew. It is a dose of good medicine for those who, having declared their being spiritual but no longer religious, are in danger of sliding down the slippery slope into a pooling of mutual ignorance. . . . This book offers much enticing illumination to those who long for a meaningful walk with God in this journey of human life."
--J. Harold Ellens, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
"Writing from an innovative hub of biblical scholarship in Finland, Petri Merenlahti offers us a historical, literary, cultural, and psychological page-turner. Echoing the mid-20th century 'discovery' of the 'humanity of Jesus,' Merenlahti urges a 21st century 'discovery' of the 'humanity of Scripture.' He calls forth the testimony from rabbinic, Christian, and secular traditions on the shadowy human dimensions of Scripture, but simultaneously on the light it provides from and for the soul."
--Wayne G. Rollins, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT