Walter Brueggemann's A Pathway of Interpretation: The Old Testament for Pastors PDF

By Walter Brueggemann

ISBN-10: 1498210961

ISBN-13: 9781498210966

ISBN-10: 1556355890

ISBN-13: 9781556355899

Writing with the pastor and scholar in brain, Walter Brueggemann presents counsel for reading outdated testomony texts. He bargains either recommendation for the interpreter in addition to examples of operating with differing types of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He additionally demonstrates how you can paintings thematically, drawing jointly threads from various traditions. His aim 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 simplest and such a lot esteemed interpreters of Scripture exhibits right here how he does it. A 'how-to' ebook with magnificent examples, it truly is classic Brueggemann: incisive, penetrating, provocative, and constantly looking to discover the leading edge of the textual content. He cares as a lot approximately pastoral accountability as interpretive technique. actually, he does not imagine you could separate them-one of the numerous presents of this compelling and functional book."

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

"We became acquainted with the insightful reflections and the serious theological taking into consideration many modern biblical students. despite the fact that, seldom has an writer taken us step by step throughout the genuine development of that proposal. this is often accurately what Walter Brueggemann does during this ebook. Insisting that every one believers, now not basically students, can be in a position to seriously learn the Bible, he deals a converted, although nonetheless severe interpretive method, that exhibits us how we'd do it ourselves."

-Dianne Bergant, CSA writer of Scripture: historical past and Interpretation

"This is the booklet that these folks who've studied with Walter Brueggemann were looking forward to. here's the trainer now we have recognized in 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 system of analyzing scripture with my congregation for the prior decade. jointly we now have came upon that Brueggemann's three-step interpretive procedure opens us as much as the biblical texts in order that they communicate to us in robust new methods. What a superb present this ebook 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 outdated testomony, and Prophetic Imagination.

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