Reading Guides, VOLUME 11

Walter Brueggemann Books – An Intro Reading Guide

Walter Brueggemann Books

This week marked the 85th birthday of Old Testament scholar and theologian, Walter Brueggemann.  

In honor of the occasion, we offer this introductory reading guide to Walter Brueggemann books .

This list is really just an introduction, as Brueggemann is an extraordinarily prolific author. He has also written a number of important OT commentaries, for instance, that are not included on this list… 

Commentaries by Walter Brueggemann

We’ve ordered this list in the order that we think the books should be read, and we offer a brief explanation of why each book was included. We’ve included excerpts of most the books via Google Books.

1)  Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

By far this is Brueggemann’s most significant and most read book… In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Here he traces the broad sweep from Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus. He highlights that the prophetic vision and not only embraces the pain of the people but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing.


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