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By Walter Brueggemann

Writing with the pastor and pupil in brain, Walter Brueggemann presents tips for studying previous testomony texts. He deals either suggestion for the interpreter in addition to examples of operating with differing types of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He additionally demonstrates the best way to paintings thematically, drawing jointly threads from assorted traditions. His target is to paintings during the rhetoric of those passages to arrive towards theological interpretation. those investigations point out Brueggemann's conviction that the method of relocating from textual content to interpretive end result is an inventive company that may be realized and practiced.

"One of the easiest and such a lot esteemed interpreters of Scripture indicates right here how he does it. A 'how-to' e-book with magnificent examples, it's classic Brueggemann: incisive, penetrating, provocative, and regularly looking to discover the leading edge of the textual content. He cares as a lot approximately pastoral accountability as interpretive process. in reality, he does not imagine you could separate them-one of the numerous presents of this compelling and sensible book."

-Patrick D. Miller, writer of the faith of historic Israel

"We became acquainted with the insightful reflections and the serious theological taking into consideration many modern biblical students. notwithstanding, seldom has an writer taken us step by step in the course of the real development of that suggestion. this is often accurately what Walter Brueggemann does during this publication. Insisting that each one believers, now not in basic terms students, could be capable of significantly learn the Bible, he bargains a changed, although nonetheless serious interpretive technique, that exhibits us how we'd do it ourselves."

-Dianne Bergant, CSA writer of Scripture: background and Interpretation

"This is the publication that these folks who've studied with Walter Brueggemann were expecting. here's the trainer we have now identified at school: telling us how he has come to learn scripture as he does and displaying us how he does it. i've been utilizing this system of studying scripture with my congregation for the prior decade. jointly we've got chanced on that Brueggemann's three-step interpretive process opens us as much as the biblical texts so they communicate to us in robust new methods. What a superb present this booklet is to the church."

-Edwin Searcy, collage Hill Congregation, Vancouver, BC

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of previous testomony Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. he's the writer of various works, together with Praying the Psalms (2nd ed., Cascade Books, 2007), Theology of the previous testomony, and Prophetic Imagination.

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