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Writing with the pastor and pupil in brain, Walter Brueggemann presents counsel for studying outdated testomony texts. He deals either suggestion for the interpreter in addition to examples of operating with different types of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He additionally demonstrates tips on how to paintings thematically, drawing jointly threads from assorted traditions. His target is to paintings throughout 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 an inventive company that may be discovered and practiced.

"One of the easiest and so much esteemed interpreters of Scripture indicates right here how he does it. A 'how-to' publication with brilliant examples, it really is classic Brueggemann: incisive, penetrating, provocative, and continually trying to discover the innovative 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 useful book."

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

"We became acquainted with the insightful reflections and the serious theological considering many modern biblical students. notwithstanding, seldom has an writer taken us step by step throughout the real development of that concept. this can be accurately what Walter Brueggemann does during this e-book. Insisting that every one believers, now not basically students, will be capable of seriously learn the Bible, he deals a transformed, although nonetheless severe interpretive method, that indicates us how we would do it ourselves."

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

"This is the ebook that these folks who've studied with Walter Brueggemann were anticipating. here's the instructor we've 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 technique of analyzing scripture with my congregation for the previous decade. jointly we have now stumbled on that Brueggemann's three-step interpretive process opens us as much as the biblical texts so they communicate to us in strong new methods. What a superb reward 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 various works, together with Praying the Psalms (2nd ed., Cascade Books, 2007), Theology of the outdated testomony, and Prophetic Imagination.

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