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Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary and the author of numerous books including, from Fortress Press, The Prophetic Imagination, rev. ed. (2001); The Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word (2007); and Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah (2006).

Book List

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August 1, 2015

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. 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).

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June 20, 2012
This paperback edition of Walter Brueggemann's monumental work makes his important volume available at a lower price.
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January 1, 2012
Walter Brueggemann declares that the necessary character of truly prophetic preaching today is "a contestation between narratives." If the dominant narrative of our time...
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March 1, 2011
"The purpose of this collection of Brueggemann's essays is to bring to the fore a much more extensive critical engagement on his part with the current...
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March 1, 2011
In the last several years, Walter Brueggemann's writings have directly addressed the situation of Christian communities in today's globalized context, with its...
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February 1, 2011
Walter Brueggemann has been one of the leading voices in Hebrew Bible interpretation for decades. His landmark works in Old Testament theology have inspired and...
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October 1, 2010
Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky...
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October 1, 2010
Against the easy assurance of a too-enculturated religion, Walter Brueggemann refocuses the preaching task around the decentering, destabilizing, always risky...
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May 1, 2010
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June 2, 2009
Read Fortress Press's interview with Walter Brueggemann, only on fortressforum.com! In the pages of the Hebrew Bible, ancient Israel gave witness to its...
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June 15, 2005
In this informative and keen look at contemporary trends in Old Testament theology, Perdue builds on his earlier volume The Collapse of History (1994). He...
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December 30, 2002
This thoughtful collection of prayers emerged from Brueggemann's thirty-five years of teaching in seminaries. Full of reflection, faith, and dialogue, they...
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August 29, 2002
The land was one of the most vibrant symbols for the people of ancient Israel. In the land—gift, promise, and challenge—was found the physical...
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June 7, 2002
In this completely revised edition of a true classic, Walter Brueggemann thoughtfully examines four different sets of David narratives. Each narrative...
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November 16, 2001
Capturing the depth of the Psalms. The seasons of our lives change. Using a model of orientation—disorientation—new orientation, Brueggemann...
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June 26, 2001

In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon...

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July 25, 2000
The leading Old Testament theologian reflects on the meaning of the gospel in today's world. These studies on a variety of biblical texts focus deftly on...
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March 1, 2000
These studies on the prophetic texts from the Hebrew Bible cover a wide range of topics, challenging the reader to confront the issues of faithfulness,...
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August 23, 1999
These exciting studies on the first five books of the Bible cover a wide range of topics, challenging the reader to confront the issues of faithfulness,...
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September 26, 1996
These twenty-two sermons from a master interpreter demonstrate how ancient texts can speak to the whole gamut of human experience even now. Included in...
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September 1, 1995
Walter Brueggemann's unique gift of joining historical-exegetical insights to penetrating observations about the traumas and joys of contemporary...
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October 1, 1994
In this book Walter Brueggemann raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament, among...
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October 1, 1993
Walter Brueggemann issues a passionate call for a bold restructuring of the imagination of faith in our "postmodern" context. Old assumptions—rational,...
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February 1, 1992
In these essays, Walter Brueggemann addresses the necessity for thinking about the shape and structure of Old Testament theology—and for the impact...
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March 1, 1991
Drawing on specific texts that speak to cosmic hurt and personal possibility, Walter Brueggemann demonstrates the essential connection between faithful...
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January 1, 1989
The Christian gospel, says Brueggemann, is too easily preached and heard. Too often technical reason and excessive religious certitude reduce the gospel to...
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March 1, 1988
Atgues that, rightly practiced, the Psalms of Israel make available an evangelical world of Yahweh's sovereignty—a world marked by justice, righteousness, mercy, peace, and compassion.
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January 1, 1986
Professor Brueggemann here examines the literature and experience of an era in which Israel's prophets faced the pastoral responsibility of helping people to...
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January 1, 1985
Dr. Brueggemann describes the human cries of anguish and the exultations of praise expressed in the Psalms.