The Book That Breathes New Life: Scriptural Authority and Biblical Theology
Release Date: Tuesday, March 1, 2011
"The purpose of this collection of Brueggemann's essays is to bring to the fore a much more extensive critical engagement on his part with the current discussion about the Old Testament, its character, its authority, its theology, and especially its God.... Readers of these essays who think they may have grasped what Brueggemann has to say about the theology of the Old Testament from reading his magnum opus will find that he is still thinking, still listening, and still helping us understand the scriptures of Israel and the church at an ever deeper level."
— from the foreword
"Walter Brueggemann, one of the most brilliant speakers, writers, and thinkers in Old Testament theology, again has a collection of his articles edited, this time on his most favorite subject, the authority and theology of the Bible.... Thirteen essays engage in the details and developments of the field. They are mining trenches in a fertile territory, and the miner does come up with so many surprising discoveries: Walter Brueggemann at his best."
— Erhard S. Gerstenberger, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Marburg University, Germany
"For more than a generation readers have regularly benefited from Walter Brueggemann's lively studies of biblical texts. These essays take a step behind that textual work to muse on issues of biblical authority and to survey the landscape of Old Testament scholarship regarding key critical questions and major theological developments. As always, readers can count on Brueggemann for clear, engaging, and insightful reflections on issues important for both church and academy."
— Terence E. Fretheim, Elva B. Lovell Professor of Old Testament, Luther Seminary, St. Paul
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