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Brueggemann deftly demonstrates his rhetoric skills in this collection of thoughtful essays on the challenges of preaching, exegesis of difficult texts, and the meaning of Scripture in today's postmodern world. He boldly tackles the more disturbing elements of our culture, from consumerism and greed to militarism and violence. 153 pages, softcover from Augsburg/Fortress.
The leading Old Testament theologian reflects on the meaning of the gospel in today's world.These studies on a variety of biblical texts focus deftly on reading, listening to, and proclaiming the gospel in a broken, fragmented, and "post-Christendom" world. Brueggemann explores how these traditions have the potential to continually resonate in our contemporary communities and individual lives.