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Brueggemann, Walter

Works: 518 works in 1,414 publications in 9 languages and 46,385 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Commentaries  Introductions  History  Meditations 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Dedicatee
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An introduction to the Old Testament : the canon and Christian imagination by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

23 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this book, Walter Brueggemann, America's premier biblical theologian, introduces the reader to the broad theological scope and chronological sweep of the Old Testament. Covering each book of the Old Testament - in the order in which it appears in the Hebrew Bible - the Introduction explains without unnecessary jargon the most important issues and methods in contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament - literary, historical, and theological."--Jacket
The prophetic imagination by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

46 editions published between 1978 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic text in biblical theology--still relevant for today and tomorrow. In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible. He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the "totalism" of the day. Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people, but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins
Genesis by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his clear and readable style Walter Brueggemann presents Genesis as a single book set within the context of the whole of biblical revelation. He sees his task as bringing the text close to the faith and ministry of the church. He interprets Genesis as a proclamation of God's decisive dealing with creation rather than as history of myth. Brueggemann's impressive perspective illuminates the study of the first book of the Bible
First and Second Samuel by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and Korean and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With critical scholarship and theological sensitivity, Walter Brueggemann traces the people of God through the books of Samuel as they shift from marginalized tribalism to oppressive monarchy. He carefully opens the literature of the books, sketching a narrative filled with historical realism but also bursting with an awareness that more than human action is being presented. (Publisher)
The land : place as gift, promise, and challenge in Biblical faith by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

24 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and Korean and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The land was one of the most vibrant symbols for the people of ancient Israel. In the land--gift, temptation and task--was found the physical source of Israel's fertility and life, and a place for the gathering of the hopes of the covenant people. In this careful treatment, the author follows the development of his theme through the major blocks of Israel's traditions. The book provides a point of entrance to the theology of the Old Testament and to aspects of the New Testament--even as it illuminates crucial issues of our day
Theology of the Old Testament : testimony, dispute, advocacy by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

28 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanying CD-ROM contains ... "the entire searchable text; hoverlinks to the Biblical texts; a study guide prepared by Rebecca J. Kruger Gaudino with chapter summaries, questions, and Weblinks to further helpful material; and the text of Brueggemann's interpretative program, 'Texts under negotiation.'"--Page 4 of cover
Isaiah by Walter Brueggemann( )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this expository commentary, Walter Brueggemann considers the canonical shape of Isaiah and treats the book as a primary theological "script" of the people of God in the Old Testament. Here in volume 1, Brueggemann writes on Isaiah 1-39. He explores Isaiah's richness and density, identifying its theological claims and showing how they are evoked by and addressed to particular historical situations. Although the events in Isaiah refer to actual crises in the ancient world, Isaiah's theme of displacement and restoration remains relevant for Christians today. - Publisher
A theological introduction to the Old Testament by Bruce C Birch( )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book has become a standard text in seminary and university classrooms. The purpose of this second edition is to help readers come to a critically informed understanding of the Old Testament as the church's scripture. This book introduces the Old Testament both as a witness of ancient Israel and as a witness to the church and synagogue through the generations of those who have passed these texts on as scripture. The authors of this volume share a commitment to the interpretation of the Old Testament as a central resource for the life of the church today. At the same time, they introduce the Old Testament witness in a manner that honors the importance of biblical scholarship in helping students engage the variety of theological voices within the Old Testament. This second edition gives special attention to deepening and broadening theological interpretations by including, for example, issues related to gender, race, and class. It also includes more detailed maps and charts for student use. - Publisher
The vitality of Old Testament traditions by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

14 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and German and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book addresses the handling of Pentateuchal traditions as they operated in the past and as they help the church now. Wolff sees Israel's faith tradition as a continuous kerygmatic response to a variety of cultural challenges. Brueggemann introduces this dynamic view of tradition. Both authors approach the Pentateuch as a treasury of new expressions of faith resulting from conflicts between traditional formulas and changing social conditions. Today's church can remain spiritually alive only if its traditions continue to be as resilient as they were in the Old Testament community. Wolff and Brueggemann affirm that modern crises of faith should be met with fresh articulations in the manner of ancient Israel - innovative and pertinent if they are strengthened by the relevance of the past
The creative word : canon as a model for Biblical education by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

19 editions published between 1982 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every faith community knows the challenges of inviting new members and the next generation into its shared life without falling into an arid traditionalism or a shallow relativism. Renowned scholar Walter Brueggemann finds a framework for education in the structure of the Hebrew Bible canon, with its assertion of center and limit (in the Torah), of challenge (in the Prophets), and of inquiry (in the Writings). Incorporating the best insights from his own career and from the fields of canonical criticism, Old Testament theology, and pedagogical theory, Brueggemann offers a vision of how the community can draw on the shape of Scripture to educate its members. First published in 1982, The Creative Word is now updated and introduced with a foreword by Amy Erickson of Iliff School of Theology
The Bible makes sense by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a practical guide to understanding misunderstood and complex passages of the Bible including the holiness of God and faith
The message of the Psalms : a theological commentary by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

12 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cadences of home : preaching among exiles by Walter Brueggemann( )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his new book, Walter Brueggemann challenges prevailing ideas of preaching by encouraging ministers to catch up with today's profoundly changed social atmosphere. In doing so, preachers will see the urgent need for a new set of guidelines to deal with today's very different set of issues." "Cadences of Home is a visionary book that details Brueggemann's rethinking of the art of preaching. A dynamic change in the way we preach will allow us to help many of today's lost people find their spiritual home, he says. In fact, Brueggemann stresses, there is such a home for all people."--Jacket
The theology of the book of Jeremiah by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The present study focuses on the theology of the Book of Jeremiah. That theology revolves around themes familiar from Israel's covenantal faith, especially the sovereignty of YHWH expressed in judgment and promise. The outcome of this theological nexus of context, person, and tradition is a book that moves into the abyss and out of the abyss in unexpected ways. It does so, in part, by asserting that God continues to be generatively and disturbingly operative in the affairs of the world, up to and including our contemporary abysses (such as 9/11). The God attested in the Book of Jeremiah invites its readers into and through any and all such dislocations to new futures that combine divine agency and human inventiveness rooted in faithfulness
Tradition for crisis; a study in Hosea by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

8 editions published between 1968 and 1977 in English and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In man we trust : the neglected side of Biblical faith by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The God of all flesh : and other essays by Walter Brueggemann( )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biblical faith is passionately and relentlessly material in its accent. This claim is rooted in the conviction that the creator God loves and cares for the creation and summons creation to be in sync with the will of the creator God. This collection of essays is focused on the bodily life of the world as it is ordered in all of its problematic political and economic forms. The phrase of the title, "all flesh" in the flood narrative of Genesis 9, refers to all living creatures who are in covenant with God-human beings, animals, birds, and fish-as recipients of God's grace, as dependent upon Gods' generosity, and as destined for praise and obedience to God. The insistence on the materiality of life as the subject of the Bible means that the hard issues of economics and the demanding questions of politics are front and center in the text. So the Pentateuch pivots around the exodus narrative and the emancipation from an unbearable context of abusive labor practices. In like manner the prophets endlessly address such questions of social policy, and the wisdom teachers reflect on how to manage the material things of life and social relationships for the well-being of the community. This accent, pervasive in these essays, is a powerful alternative and a strong resistance against all of the contemporary efforts to transcend (escape) the material into some form of the "spiritual" All around us are efforts to find an easier, more harmonious faith. This may be evoked simply because life is "too hard" or more ominously because of a desire to shield economic, political advantage from the inescapable critique of biblical faith. Such a temptation is a serious misreading of the Bible and a serious misjudgment about the nature of human existence. Thus the Bible addressed the most urgent issues of our day, and refuses the "religious temptation" that avoids lived reality where the power of God is a work
Prayers for a privileged people by Walter Brueggemann( )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopeful imagination : prophetic voices in exile by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

18 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David's truth in Israel's imagination & memory by Walter Brueggemann( Book )

19 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines four different David narratives from the books of 1 and 2 Samuel and 1 Chronicles. Each narrative reflects a particular social context, a particular social hope, and a particular community, thus offering a distinctly different "mode of truth" concerning David
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An introduction to the Old Testament : the canon and Christian imagination
The prophetic imaginationGenesisFirst and Second SamuelThe land : place as gift, promise, and challenge in Biblical faithTheology of the Old Testament : testimony, dispute, advocacyIsaiahA theological introduction to the Old TestamentThe vitality of Old Testament traditions
Alternative Names
Brueggeman, Walter 1933-

Brueggemann, Walter

Brueggemann, Walter A. 1933-

Brueggemann, Walter Albert 1932-

Brueggemann, Walter Albert, 1933-

Brüggemann, Walter 1932-

Brüggemann, Walter, 1933-


Walter Brueggemann Amerikaans theoloog

Walter Brueggemann insegnante e teologo statunitense

Walter Brueggemann US-amerikanischer Theologe

부루지만, W. 1933-

부르그만, 월터 1933-

브루거만, 월터 1933-

브루그만, 월터 1933-

브루그만, 윌터 1933-

브루지만, W. 1933-

브루지만, 발터 1933-

브루지만, 월터 1933-

월터 브루거만

ブリュッゲマン, W

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