Reading Guides, VOLUME 11

Walter Brueggemann Books – An Intro Reading Guide

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.

7.  Praying the Psalms : Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit

Walter Brueggemann guides the reader into a thoughtful and moving encounter with the Psalms. This new edition includes a revised text, new notes, and new bibliography. “The movement and meeting of God with us is indeed a speech-event in which new humanness is evoked among us. Being attentive to language means cultivating the candid imagination to bring our own experience to the Psalms and permitting it to be disciplined by the speech of the Psalms. And, conversely, it means letting the Psalms address us and having that language reshape our sensitivities and fill our minds with new pictures and images that may redirect our lives” -from Chapter 3


*** What are your favorite Walter Brueggemann books ?

 

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com


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