Great Prayers of the Old Testament
- Publisher "In this book Walter Brueggemann offers his wisdom on twelve moving prayers in the Old Testament. As he listens to their words, he shows us how this ancient text can make prayer come alive for us today."--BOOK JACKET.
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About "Great Prayers of the Old Testament"
A number of moving prayers can be found in the Old Testament and throughout Scripture. In this^accessible volume world-renowned scholar Walter Brueggemann offers his insight and wisdom on^twelve prayers in the Old Testament, listening to the biblical text and explaining how these examples^of ancient prayer can make prayer come alive for us today. Among the prayers explored are those by^Abraham, Moses, Hannah, David, Solomon, Jonah, Jeremiah, Hezekiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, Daniel, and^Job. The prayers in this volume express joy and lament and show the depths of human experience and^the majestic grace of a loving God who hears everything and takes every prayer to heart.
"In this book Walter Brueggemann offers his wisdom on twelve moving prayers in the Old Testament. As he listens to their words, he shows us how this ancient text can make prayer come alive for us today."--BOOK JACKET.
Meet the Author
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.