Traces the interior, evolutionary movement of biblical moments and movements of Genesis, Exodus, Judgement, Incarnation and Apocalypse by meditating on speech and silence in the biblical text of the Old Testament, or Torah. This profoundly moving meditation by a Christian dialectical theologian finds a home in the classical academic literature of Judaism, by virtue of the author's emphasis on the search for words to express man's encounter with the living God. Jacob Neusner, Series Editor, in his new preface, states that, "Judaism in the Torah claims to possess these words." He considers Altizer's work to be a continuation of the legacy of Abraham Joshua Heschel. Originally published by Harper & Row in 1977, this edition contains a new introduction by the author.