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Summing up a lifetime of research, Brueggemann highlights major themes of the Old Testament. Seeing three significant revelations of God in Exodus 3:1--4; 19:1--24; and 32--34, he places creation, election, Torah, and other theological high points in their original historical context and shows their ongoing relevance for Jewish and Christian self-understanding. 224 pages, softcover from Abingdon.
In this first volume in the Library of Biblical Theology series, Walter Brueggemann portrays the key components in Israel's encounter with God as recorded in the Hebrew Bible. Creation, election, Torah, the divine hand in history; these and other theological high points appear both in their original historical context, and their ongoing relevance for contemporary Jewish and Christian self-understanding.
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.