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Select Works of Walter Brueggemann (9 vols.)
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Select Works of Walter Brueggemann (9 vols.)

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Overview

Walter Brueggemann is one of our time’s most beloved theologians and one of the world’s foremost scholars on the Old Testament. He has inspired young scholars and students, and driven the discourse on theology with some of the biggest players in contemporary Bible scholarship. This collection contains some of Brueggemann’s most recent and personal works. These volumes of Old Testament exegesis and its importance to Christian ministry and spirituality deliver the thorough and compelling work the world has come to expect from this giant of Christian scholarship.

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Check out a bundle of Brueggemann’s contributions to Old Testament studies in the Fortress Press Walter Brueggemann Collection.

Key Features

  • Gathers nine volumes from renowned Old Testament exegete, Walter Brueggemann
  • Applies the Old Testament to Christian ministry and spirituality
  • Includes close readings of Joshua and the Psalms

Product Details

Individual Titles

A Pathway of Interpretation: The Old Testament for Pastors and Students

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 180

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Writing with the pastor and student in mind, Walter Brueggemann provides guidance for interpreting Old Testament texts. He offers advice for the interpreter as well as examples of working with different sorts of passages—including narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He also demonstrates how to work thematically, drawing together threads from different traditions. He works through the rhetoric of these passages, reaching toward theological interpretation. The investigations reflect Brueggemann’s conviction that the process of moving from text to interpretive outcome is an artistic enterprise that can be learned and practiced.

One of the best and most esteemed interpreters of Scripture shows here how he does it. . . . Vintage Brueggemann: incisive, penetrating, provocative, and always seeking to uncover the cutting edge of the text.

Patrick D. Miller, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology Emeritus, Prince Theological Seminary

. . . seldom has an author taken us step-by-step through the actual progression of that thought. This is precisely what Walter Brueggemann does in this book.

Dianne Bergant, distinguished professor of Old Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union

This is the book that those of us who have studied with Walter Brueggemann have been waiting for. Here is the teacher we have known in class: telling us how he has come to read Scripture as he does and showing us how he does it.

—Edwin Searcy, pastor, University Hill Congregation, United Church of Canada, Vancouver, BC

David and His Theologian: Literary, Social, and Theological Investigations of the Early Monarchy

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 220

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Throughout Walter Brueggemann’s career, he has repeatedly found his way back to David and royal traditions. From some of his earliest articles and essays, to monographs, commentaries, and sermons—he has explored this rich field in literary, social, and theological depth. This volume brings together some of Brueggemann’s key essays on the David traditions, as well as their interrelationships with traditions in the book of Genesis.

[David and His Theologian’s] chapters feature the typical hallmarks of Brueggemann’s scholarship: strong arguments on important themes, a very sharp eye for exegetical detail, a profound sensitivity to the theology of the narratives and a remarkable freshness of style.

Philip F. Esler, Portland Chair of New Testament Studies, University of Gloucestershire

Various critical studies of the imposing figure and theological importance of David, written throughout the remarkable career of Walter Brueggemann, are brought together in this volume.

Dianne Bergant, distinguished professor of Old Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union

For a focused probe on the royal establishment, and on the man who most enigmatically embodied it, there is no better place to begin than by reading David and His Theologian.

Samuel E. Balentine, director of graduate studies and professor of Old Testament, Union Presbyterian Seminary

Divine Presence amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 93

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Investigating “revelation in context,” Walter Brueggemann examines the difficult text of Joshua 11. Brueggemann seeks to explain the presence of the violence in the Old Testament, perpetrated in the name of the Lord. He addresses the problem by treating these texts as an embarrassment to Christians, dealing specifically with whether violence is at odds with the character of God.

The book is a brilliant primer in persuasive, open-ended theological interpretation. It will help pastors, students, and anyone who would like to join the hot debate about violence and the God of the Bible.

Kathleen M. O’Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emerita, Columbia Theological Seminary

For all those vexed by texts of violence in the Bible, this splendid little book is a ‘must-read.’

Louis Stulman, professor of religion, The University of Findlay

Ichabod Toward Home: The Journey of God’s Glory

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Pages: 160

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In this volume, one of today’s most respected biblical scholars explores the nature of God’s glory, using the engaging story of the ark of the covenant to illuminate the meaning of God’s presence—not only for the ancient Israelites but for the whole world.

Offering a unique entry into Old Testament theology, Walter Brueggemann examines 1 Samuel 4–6, the biblical text in which the ark of God is captured by the Philistines, seen to be a dangerous threat, and finally returned to Israel. In looking anew at what this story reveals about God’s glory, Brueggemann builds a powerful new theology of God’s sovereignty.

Additionally, Brueggemann demonstrates that this ancient story of the ark has profound relevance today. The three-day story of the ark’s capture, detention, and return is transposed, first, into the three-day Christian story of Easter and, second, into the three days of the modern consumer weekend. In a provocative contemporary application of Old Testament theology, Brueggemann shows that the Ark narrative, in its rendering of God’s glory, strongly contradicts the dominant narrative of our own culture, with its strident emphasis on self-indulgence, narcissism, and self-sufficiency.

In Man We Trust: The Neglected Side of Biblical Faith

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Pages: 144

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Walter Brueggemann puts forth a “fresh hearing of the gospel” communicated in Old Testament tradition. Brueggemann focuses on how we neglect how the Bible affirms human culture, capability, and responsibility as a part of the biblical narrative and gospel story. He zooms in on the book of Proverbs and the wisdom traditions it contains that affirm the world and celebrate culture.

Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit

  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 116

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In this thoroughly revised edition of a classic on spirituality, Walter Brueggemann guides the reader into a thoughtful and moving encounter with the Psalms. Brueggemann encourages us to let the language of the Psalms “reshape our sensitivities and fill our minds with new pictures and images that may redirect our lives.” This new edition includes a revised text, new notes, and new bibliography.

I know of no better book for introducing a congregation to the Psalms than this one.

—Edwin Searcy, pastor, University Hill Congregation, United Church of Canada, Vancouver, BC

[Brueggemann’s] treatment of both the post-Holocaust Christian use of these very Jewish prayers and the troublesome call for vengeance is most timely.

Dianne Bergant, distinguished professor of Old Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union

Few persons have so lived in and with the Psalms as Walter Brueggemann. Here he takes us into their depths, which are so clearly the depths of our human existence.

Patrick D. Miller, Charles T. Haley Professor of Old Testament Theology Emeritus, Prince Theological Seminary

Remember You Are Dust

  • Authors: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 112

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Taking biblical passages that most Christians are familiar with, Walter Brueggemann draws out new meaning around the theme of God’s grace to us as servants. He argues that we are most free when we are most enslaved to the Lord’s will, as the passions of the moment and the idols of cultures lose their grip on us. Brueggemann’s work is filled with passion for edifying the church, with insights both profound and practical.

Walter Brueggemann is the master of finding fresh and compelling dimensions of meaning in texts so familiar they barely scratch the surface of our consciousness.

Ronald J. Allen, professor of preaching and gospels and letters, Christian Theological Seminary

One comes away from this book both energized by the vision presented and challenged to make it a reality.

Dianne Bergant, distinguished professor of Old Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union

There is a reason why Walter Brueggemann remains, for preachers and pastors, the most loved and trusted of all biblical scholars—and that is simply because he writes for us.

—Anna Carter Florence, Peter Marshall Associate Professor of Preaching, Columbia Theological Seminary

To Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly: An Agenda for Ministers

  • Authors: Walter Brueggemann, Sharon Daloz Parks, and Thomas Groome
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 1997
  • Pages: 70

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In this book, a respected Old Testament scholar, psychologist, and religious educator come together to reflect on the three elements of Micah 6:8. How do the Scriptures require us to respond to the problems of the real world? How can we maintain love in our ministrations to others? How can we speak with real authority while still keeping our humility? The book is geared to assist believers to see how Micah 6:8 helps to provide a convergence point for praxis and spirituality.

Sharon Daloz Parks is director of Leadership for the New Commons at the Whidbey Institute. She was senior research fellow at Harvard Business School and the Leadership Education Project at the Kennedy School of Government.

Thomas Groome is professor of theology and religious education at Boston College. Groome was born in County Kildare, Ireland, and holds the equivalent of an MDiv from St. Patrick’s Seminary in Carlow, Ireland, an MA from Fordham University, and a doctoral degree in religious education from Union Theological Seminary/Columbia University. His most recent books include What Makes Us Catholic: Eight Gifts for Life, Educating for Life, A Spiritual Vision for Every Teacher and Parent, and Christian Religious Education: Sharing Our Story and Vision.

Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience

  • Authors: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 126

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Urging loyalty to the personal truth embodied in Christ over any other institution, Walter Brueggemann critiques our subtle submission to cultural paradigms and encourages truth telling. Brueggemann shows how undivided fidelity to Christ is the only way to remain aware of the world’s pain and how the gospel works in all times and places.

With characteristic eloquence, Brueggemann dares us to believe in new life amidst the sexual, financial, and political lies that surround us.

Kathleen M. O’Connor, William M. McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emerita, Columbia Theological Seminary

The provocative essays in this volume are yet another reminder that no one prods the consciences of preachers more effectively, discomfortingly, and profoundly than Walter Brueggemann.

Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology

Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience trades in a sort of primal candor that dares to confront our most cherished conventions. Perhaps even more strikingly, this little book creates space for the loving embrace of God.

Louis Stulman, professor of religion, University of Findlay

About Walter Brueggemann

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 Hebrew 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, its prophets, and its historical narratives.

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 Memory, Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.