An Introduction to the Old Testament, Third Edition: The Canon and Christian Imagination
In this updated edition of the popular textbook An Introduction to the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann and Tod Linafelt introduce the reader to the broad theological scope of the Old Testament, treating some of the most important issues and methods in contemporary biblical interpretation. This clearly written textbook focuses on the literature of the Old Testament as it grew out of religious, political, and ideological contexts over many centuries in Israel's history. Covering every book in the Old Testament (arranged in canonical order), the authors demonstrate the development of theological concepts in biblical writings from the Torah through postexilic Judaism.
Incorporating the most current scholarship, this new edition also includes concrete tips for doing close readings of the Old Testament text, and a chapter on ways to read Scripture and respond in light of pressing contemporary issues, such as economic inequality, racial and gender justice, and environmental degradation. This introduction invites readers to engage in the construction of meaning as they venture into these timeless texts.
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Walter Brueggemann is an amazing, deep thinking theologian and I would heartily recommend any of his many books. Read full review
A perfect companion for reqading the Old Testament and making it NEW! You will be thrilled with the surprise that an ancient book can speak so clearly to the world of the 21st century.Brueggemann ... Read full review