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Old Testament Theology: Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text

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Known as one of America’s best theologians and one of the world’s foremost scholars on the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann has inspired young scholars and students and driven the discourse on theology with some of the biggest players in contemporary Bible scholarship.

In these essays, Walter Brueggemann addresses the necessity for thinking about the shape and structure of Old Testament theology, and the impact such thinking can have on the larger issues of contemporary life.

Brueggemann draws on the work of persons from all disciplines and incorporates them in a seminal way in his theology. The work of persons in theology, psychology, the social sciences, politics, and the like often provides heuristic possibilities and even basic models for talking about the Old Testament. The Old Testament is seen to be something that has intelligible and significant worldly connections.

With the Logos Bible Software edition, you can journey through this volume with today’s most advanced tools for reading and studying God’s Word. All Scripture passages are linked to your library’s original language texts and English translations. Enhance your study with Logos’ advanced features—search by topic to find out what Brueggemann teaches on the Exodus, or find every mention of “Psalm 91” throughout his works.

Key Features

  • Provides essential Old Testament scholarship from one of the most prominent living scholars
  • Contains clear and deep insight on theology, history, hermeneutics, ancient sociology, and Scripture
  • Includes material perfect for pastors, professors, counselors, and Old Testament scholars


  • A Shape for Old Testament Theology, I: Structure Legitimation
  • A Shape for Old Testament Theology, II: Embrace of Pain
  • The Rhetoric of Hurt and Hope: Ethics Odd and Crucial
  • Bodied Faith and the Body Politic
  • A Convergence in Recent Old Testament Theologies
  • Futures in Old Testament Theology
  • Old Testament Theology as a Particular Conversation: Adjucation of Israel’s Sociotheological Alternatives
  • The Crisis and Promise of Presence in Israel
  • A Shattered Transcendence? Exile and Restoration
  • Genesis 50:15–21—A Theological Exploration
  • 1 Samuel 1—A Sense of a Beginning
  • 2 Samuel 21–24—An Appendix of Deconstruction?
  • Unity and Dynamic in the Isaiah Tradition
  • The Epistemological Crisis of Israel’s Two Histories (Jeremiah 9:22–23)
  • The “Uncared For” Now Cared for (Jeremiah 30:12–17): A Methodological Consideration

Product Details

  • Title: Old Testament Theology: Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Editor: Patrick D. Miller
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1992
  • Pages: 336

About the Author

Walter Brueggemann through his teaching, lecturing, and writing, has effectively demonstrated the significance of the Old Testament for our fractured world today. Recognized as the preeminent interpreter of the ancient texts in relation to questions posed by a variety of academic disciplines, he has shown the way toward a compelling understanding of the major components of the faith and life of ancient Israel, especially its Psalms, the prophets, and the narratives. His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament quickly became a foundational work in the field.

Brueggemann, who holds a ThD from Union Seminary, New York, and a PhD from St. Louis University, is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He was previously professor of Old Testament at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis. His many Fortress Press books, including The Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness, exhibit a fecund combination of imaginative power, sound scholarship, and a passion of justice and redemption.

About the Editor

Patrick D. Miller is Charles T. Haley Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey.

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“Any theology must be bipolar to reflect the central tension of the literature” (Page 4)

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“does not hesitate to place the Old Testament in theological resonance with the New” (Page xvii)

“I mean to make a connection between the way we view the text and the God whom we may expect to find in the text” (Page 4)

  • Title: Old Testament Theology: Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Fortress Press
  • Print Publication Date: 1992
  • Logos Release Date: 2013
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. › Theology
  • Resource Type: text.monograph.biblical-theology
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-02-12T04:58:46Z

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and MemoryInterpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.


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