Worship in Ancient Israel (An Essential Guide Series)
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About "Worship in Ancient Israel (An Essential Guide Series)"
In an engaging style characteristic of Walter Brueggemann, this Essential Guide describes the leading motifs of ancient Israel's worship traditions in the Old Testament. The author guides readers through the themes, central texts, prayers, festivals, and practices of that worship. He sees throughout the Old Testament a central emphasis on worship as covenantal gesture and utterance by the community in the presence of God. In addition to being an essential guide to this subject, this book is intended to be in the service of current theological and practical issues concerning worship of the church in its ecumenical character.
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.
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I learnt masses through this great little book. It inspired me to take a look at whether I fit in with the current church trend, or whether I worship using my own genuine feelings and on my initiative. This is both a book to help you understand the past, and to make you take a good look at where you're at with God now. Professor Brueggemann's chapter which spoke of the Israelites honest communication with God, was challenging and comforting to me, as I am pretty much a straight talker in the prayer department too. The way God's relationship with Isra'el was interpreted in terms of His covenant with His people and their response, was absolutely correct and added a beautiful rich texture to the book. The focus on worship building a relationship, and adding constant new depth to it was just awesome. There is one problem, while the jacket blurb refers to an engaging style, the heavy theological language that this book started out with, was anything but engaging and easy to read. If you cannot handle theological language, big words, or academic, formal writing styles, you won't appreciate the book, which is a shame as it has so much to offer. I do recommend this work. It doesn't take too long to read, and has left me more aware of the depth of God's love for me.