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Interpretation: First and Second Samuel (INT)

Interpretation: First and Second Samuel (INT)

by Walter Brueggemann

With critical scholarship and theological sensitivity, Walter Brueggemann traces the people of God through the books of Samuel as they shift from marginalized tribalism to oppressive monarchy. He carefully opens the literature of the books, sketching a narrative filled with historical realism but also bursting with an awareness that more than human action is… Read more…

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Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

by Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him "a kind of theological rock star." In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up.Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of… Read more…

The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World

The God Impulse: The Power of Mercy in an Unmerciful World

by Walter Brueggemann and Jack Alexander

For Jesus, truth and mercy went hand in hand. Where he preached he also healed. He didn't outsource one or the other to biblical scholars or nonprofit ministries. He presented the truth of the gospel through his words and his actions, and he did it all in a hands-on, relational way. And the reaction was the same wherever he went--people were amazed.Today… Read more…

Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation

Missional Economics: Biblical Justice and Christian Formation

by Walter Brueggemann and Michael Barram

American Christians today, says Michael Barram, have a signifi­cant blind spot when it comes to economic matters in the Bible. In this book Barram reads biblical texts related to matters of money, wealth, and poverty through a missional lens, showing how they function to transform our economic reasoning.Barram searches for insight into God’s purpos… Read more…

Practice of Homefulness

Practice of Homefulness

by Walter Brueggemann and K C Hanson

Contents 1 The Practice of Homefulness 2 A Myriad of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 3 Bragging about the Right Stuff 4 A Culture of Life and the Politics of Death 5 Elisha as the Original Pentecost Guy 6 The Stunning Outcome of a One-Person Search Committee 7 The Non-negotiable Price of Sanity 8 The Family as World-Maker… Read more…

Into Your Hand

Into Your Hand

by Walter Brueggemann

This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of "The Seven Last Words of the Cross," utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. These utterances are drawn from the several gospel narratives. In the liturgical life of the church, however, the sequence has a significance and staying power of its own quite apa… Read more…

Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretation

Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretation

by Walter Brueggemann and K C Hanson

This collection of essays is drawn from a series of previous collections to which the author has contributed that were designed to honor senior scholars in the discipline of Old Testament study. Each of these essays reflects a distinct intention depending on the nature of the original collection in which they appeared and the scholar who was being honored. T… Read more…

Embracing the Transformation

Embracing the Transformation

by Walter Brueggemann and K C Hanson

Like athletes, preachers carry inside them the voices of their most challenging coaches--people who have encouraged them to dig deeper, stretch farther, and more faithfully pursue their craft and calling. In these crystalline essays, Walter Brueggemann is that voice again, shaking us free of the dust of our own diminished expectations, bolstering our best in… Read more…

Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

by Walter Brueggemann

"The conflict is only 'seemingly' beyond solution, because all historical-political problems have solutions, if there is enough courage, honesty, and steadfastness." In Chosen?, Walter Brueggemann explores the situation in modern-day Israel that raises questions for many Christians who are easily confused when reading biblical accounts o… Read more…