Babylon, for a time, was the leading religious, political, educational, and commercial center of the ancient world. It was a privileged society prone to extravagance, pleasure, and oppression. Brueggemann sees uncanny parallels between it and the consumerism, social violence, and marginalization of the poor in the modern West. 160 pages, softcover. Abingdon.
Explores the Old Testament's prophetic cry against materialism, consumerism, violence, and oppression
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of today's preeminent interpreters of Scripture.
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