Christian Books, Bibles, Music & More - 1.888.395.0572
Call our Toll Free Number:
1-877-205-6402
Find us on:
Follow Us On 

Twitter!   Join Us On Facebook!

Christian Bookstore .Net is a leading online Christian book store.

Shop Christian Books, Bibles, Jewelry, Church Supplies, Homeschool Curriculum & More!

A Social Reading of the Old Testament [Paperback]

By Walter Brueggemann (Author)
Our Price $ 24.42  
 
 
Item Number 203563  
Buy New $24.42

Item Specifications...

Pages   340
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.48" Width: 5.53" Height: 0.83"
Weight:   1.04 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jan 1, 1995
Publisher   Augsburg Fortress Publishers
ISBN  0800627342  
EAN  9780800627348  


Availability  144 units.
Availability accurate as of Jan 20, 2017 01:05.
Usually ships within one to two business days from La Vergne, TN.
Orders shipping to an address other than a confirmed Credit Card / Paypal Billing address may incur and additional processing delay.


Item Description...
Overview
In A Social Reading of the Old Testament author Walter Brueggeman raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament. Some of the topics discussed are, the conflictual tension in ancient Israel, the political dimension of mercy, theodicy, violence, horses and chariots and the cry to God of the oppressed and God's response. He opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.

Publishers Description
In this book Walter Brueggemann raises a variety of contemporary and intriguing questions on the relation of society and text in the Old Testament, among them-the hidden agendas that underlie the making and reading of Scripture the conflictual tension in ancient Israel the cry to God of the oppressed and God's response the political dimension of mercy theodicy, violence, horses, and chariots Brueggemann opens to a variety of readers a compelling picture of subversive paradigm and social possibility in the Hebrew Bible.

Buy A Social Reading of the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann from our Christian Books store - isbn: 9780800627348 & 0800627342

The team at Christian Bookstore .Net welcome you to our Christian Book store! We offer the best selections of Christian Books, Bibles, Christian Music, Inspirational Jewelry and Clothing, Homeschool curriculum, and Church Supplies. We encourage you to purchase your copy of A Social Reading of the Old Testament by Walter Brueggemann today - and if you are for any reason not happy, you have 30 days to return it. Please contact us at 1-877-205-6402 if you have any questions.

More About Walter Brueggemann

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...

  1. Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries
  2. Augsburg Old Testament Studies
  3. Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Liturgical Studies
  4. Connections
  5. Essential Guide
  6. Facets
  7. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary
  8. Interpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching & Preaching
  9. Library of Biblical Theology
  10. Literary Currents in Biblical Interpretation
  11. New Cambridge Bible Commentary
  12. New Interpreter's Bible
  13. Old Testament Theology
  14. Overtures to Biblical Theology
  15. Shalom Resource
  16. Smyth & Helwys Bible Commentary
  17. Understanding Biblical Themes
  18. Westminster Bible Companion


Are You The Artisan or Author behind this product?
Improve our customers experience by registering for an Artisan Biography Center Homepage.



Product Categories
1Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Authors, A-Z > ( B ) > Brueggemann, Walter   [72  similar products]
2Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Bible & Other Sacred Texts > Bible > Old Testament   [1338  similar products]
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Concordances   [1693  similar products]
4Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Criticism & Interpretation > Old Testa   [1604  similar products]
5Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > General   [10297  similar products]
6Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Reference > Theology > Old Testament   [695  similar products]



Similar Products
The Prophetic Imagination, 2nd Edition
The Prophetic Imagination, 2nd Edition
Item: 145555

An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible
An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible
Item: 2212573

An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives
An Introduction to Ecclesiology: Ecumenical, Historical & Global Perspectives
Item: 134506

Old Testament Theology
Old Testament Theology
Item: 145873

God and Rhetoric of Sexuality (Overtures to Biblical Theology)
God and Rhetoric of Sexuality (Overtures to Biblical Theology)
Item: 146001



Reviews - What do our customers think?
A challenging interpretation of Old Testament texts.  Dec 9, 1998
Brueggemann combines his sociological and exegetical skills to provide an interpretation of Old Testament texts that is challenging and meaningful. He highlights the tension between institutionalisation and revolution, complacency and subversion which exists in the Bible. On the one hand, there are texts that glorify and support the establishment, which tolerate the oppression of the majority by the powerful. On the other hand, there is God's voice responding to the cry of the oppressed. This is a God who wants to enter a new, and transformative relationship with humanity.

Those of us who confine our interpretation of scripture to the literary or the historical, or who see the Bible as confirming a politically conservative view of the world, will find this book uncomfortable. Brueggemann is not neutral - nor should he be - and has obvious affinity for the voice of liberation, transformation, justice and peace that calls to us from the Biblical texts. Sometimes, his interpretation is a little forced (as in chapter 5) but such an interpretation is always easy to read and definitely worth considering.

As one who enjoys the wisdom literature of the Old Testsament, I found Brueggemann's critique of the sociological background of wisdom more than a little disconcerting. His words challenged me to reflect on my own position in society and to ask myself about the extent to which it influences my response to the Old Testament.

A final word: the second chapter of the book, "Covenant as a subversive paradigm", is inspirational.

 

Write your own review about A Social Reading of the Old Testament





Customer Support: 1-888-395-0572
Welcome to Christian Bookstore .Net

Our team at Christian Bookstore .Net would like to welcome you to our site. Our Christian book store features over 150,000 Christian products including Bibles, Christian music, Christian books, jewelry, church supplies, Christian gifts, Sunday school curriculum, purity rings, homeschool curriculum and many other items to encourage you in your walk with God. Our mission is to provide you with quality Christian resources that you can benefit from and share with others. The best part is that our complete selection of Christian books and supplies is offered at up to 20% off of retail price! Please call us if you have any questions or need assistance in ordering at 1-888-395-0572. Have a blessed day.

Terms & Conditions | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Customer Support