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Divine Presence amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua
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Divine Presence amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua


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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.

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Key Features

  • Explores violence in the Old Testament
  • Examines Joshua 11 in the light of God’s character
  • Addresses texts that can be embarrassing to Christians

Praise for the Print Edition

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

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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.