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By Walter Brueggemann

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ISBN-13: 9781498210966

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Writing with the pastor and scholar in brain, Walter Brueggemann offers information for examining outdated testomony texts. He bargains either suggestion for the interpreter in addition to examples of operating with differing types of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He additionally demonstrates the right way to paintings thematically, drawing jointly threads from diversified traditions. His target is to paintings in the course of the rhetoric of those passages to arrive towards theological interpretation. those investigations point out Brueggemann's conviction that the method of relocating from textual content to interpretive final result is a creative company that may be discovered and practiced.

"One of the easiest and such a lot esteemed interpreters of Scripture exhibits right here how he does it. A 'how-to' ebook with tremendous examples, it really is classic Brueggemann: incisive, penetrating, provocative, and continuously looking to discover the leading edge of the textual content. He cares as a lot approximately pastoral accountability as interpretive process. in truth, he does not imagine you could separate them-one of the various presents of this compelling and useful book."

-Patrick D. Miller, writer of the faith of historical Israel

"We became familiar with the insightful reflections and the severe theological taking into account many modern biblical students. besides the fact that, seldom has an writer taken us step by step in the course of the real development of that idea. this is often accurately what Walter Brueggemann does during this e-book. Insisting that every one believers, no longer in basic terms students, may be in a position to significantly learn the Bible, he deals a transformed, notwithstanding nonetheless serious interpretive process, that exhibits us how we'd do it ourselves."

-Dianne Bergant, CSA writer of Scripture: background and Interpretation

"This is the publication that these folks who've studied with Walter Brueggemann were watching for. here's the instructor we've recognized at school: telling us how he has come to learn scripture as he does and exhibiting us how he does it. i've been utilizing this technique of reading scripture with my congregation for the earlier decade. jointly we've chanced on that Brueggemann's three-step interpretive method opens us as much as the biblical texts so they communicate to us in robust new methods. What a superb present this publication is to the church."

-Edwin Searcy, college Hill Congregation, Vancouver, BC

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. he's the writer of diverse works, together with Praying the Psalms (2nd ed., Cascade Books, 2007), Theology of the previous testomony, and Prophetic Imagination.

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