Item description for Interpretation and Obedience by Walter Brueggemann...
Overview Brueggemann demonstrates the essential connection between faithful reading of the biblical text and faithful living in a world ordinary yet threatening values. He assesses the nature of obedience today in such areas as ministry, justice, education, hospitality, and the contemporary imagination. Walter Brueggemann is professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.
Citations And Professional Reviews Interpretation and Obedience by Walter Brueggemann has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 04/01/1991
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Studio: Fortress Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.83" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 1991
Publisher Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN 0800624785 ISBN13 9780800624781
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More About Walter Brueggemann
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary.
Walter Brueggemann has published or released items in the following series...
Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries
Augsburg Old Testament Studies
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary
Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
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Even when I disagree with him, I like him Dec 30, 2000
Walter Bruggemann seems to have succeeded William Barclay as the man without an unpublished thought. Fortunately, these thoughts are so engrossing the reader is thankful. In this book Bruggemann indicates that for the church to be faithful in the modern world it must engage in obedient interpretation within the context of our world. Borrowing from the story of the Assyrians seige of Jerusalem during the reign of Hezekiah, he suggests we engage in a conversation at the wall with our community, and a conversation behind the wall with people who understand the language and purpose of faith and speak it into our context. The interface of these two conversations is the basis for evangelism.
Often I disagree with Bruggemann when he draws unassailable political conclusions from the text. However, he makes me question my own biases, because his argument is so engaging. I agreed strongly with him in his analysis of the current state of pastoral care (not informed enough by faith therefore not very pastoral) and his prescription (moving from Rogerian detatchment to engagement).