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Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience


Cascade 2011

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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.

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Key Features

  • Challenges traditional conventions
  • Encourages undivided loyalty to Jesus
  • Critiques cultural paradigms


  • Duty as Delight and Desire
  • I Will Do It. . . But You Go
  • Mission as Hope In Action
  • The Proclamation of Resurrection in the Old Testament
  • The Commandments and Liberated, Liberating Bonding
  • Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience
  • Truth-Telling Comfort
  • “Until”. . . Endlessly Enacted, Now Urgent

Praise for the Print Edition

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

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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.

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