Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy [NOOK Book]

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In this powerful book, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of previous generations.

Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every dimension of ...
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Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy

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Overview

In this powerful book, Walter Brueggemann moves the discussion of Old Testament theology beyond the dominant models of previous generations.

Brueggemann focuses on the metaphor and imagery of the courtroom trial in order to regard the theological substance of the Old Testament as a series of claims asserted for Yahweh, the God of Israel. This provides a context that attends to pluralism in every dimension of the interpretive process and suggests links to the plurality of voices of our time.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781451419788
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/19/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 800
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

1 Retrospect 1 : from the beginning to the end of a generative period 1
2 Retrospect 2 : the contemporary situation 61
3 Israel's practice of testimony 117
4 Testimony in verbal sentences 145
5 Adjectives : Yahweh with characteristic markings 213
6 Nouns : Yahweh as constant 229
7 Yahweh fully uttered 267
8 Cross-examining Israel's core testimony 317
9 The hiddenness of Yahweh 333
10 Ambiguity and the character of Yahweh 359
11 Yahweh and negativity 373
12 Maintaining the tension 400
13 Israel's unsolicited testimony 407
14 Israel as Yahweh's partner 413
15 The human person as Yahweh's partner 450
16 The nations as Yahweh's partner 492
17 Creation as Yahweh's partner 528
18 The drama of partnership with Yahweh 552
19 Mediating the presence of Yahweh 567
20 The Torah as mediator 578
21 The king as mediator 600
22 The prophet as mediator 622
23 The cult as mediator 650
24 The sage as mediator 680
25 Modes of mediation and life with Yahweh 695
26 Interpretation in a pluralistic context 707
27 The constitutive power of Israel's testimony 721
28 Some pervasive issues 726
29 Moving toward true speech 743
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