Reverberations of Faith
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Brueggemann brings his typical interpretative coherence to this discussion of over 100 themes in the Old Testament - from 'Ancestors' to 'YHWH'. His concern is to encourage readers to understand the depth of the issues involved in interpreting these themes by setting out the problems and arguments of the scholars as they have tried to resolve them. Many of these themes reverberate with other themes, inviting the reader to sense the dynamism of the faith of ancient Israel. At the same time, Brueggemann suggests contemporary connections to the ancient texts, pointing up their practical significance for Christians today.
Pastors, scholars, and thoughtful laypeople seeking a deeper understanding of God's Word need look no further. Going beyond dictionary definitions, Brueggemann expounds upon the characterizations, complexities, and interrelatedness of 100 Old Testament terms and themes from "Ancestors" to "YHWH"---then goes on to discuss their practical significance to the 21st-century church.
Dr. Walter Brueggemann (Th.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York:; Ph.D., St. Louis University) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA .
His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1997) quickly became a foundational work in the field. The Association of Theological Booksellers presented Walter Brueggemann and Fortress Press with a Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book at a dinner in Brueggemann's honor, for the award-winning book, Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World.
His recent publications include Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah, Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah, and The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship.