Disruptive Grace by
Publication Date: 2011-02-01
Walter Brueggemann has been one of the leading voices in Hebrew Bible interpretation for decades. His landmark works in Old Testament theology have inspired and informed a generation of students, scholars, and preachers. These chapters gather his recent addresses and essays, never published before, drawn from all three parts of the Hebrew Bible--Torah, prophets, and writings--and addressing the role of the Hebrew canon in the life of the church. Brueggemann turns his critical erudition to those practices--prophecy, lament, prayer, faithful imagination, and a holy economics--that alone may usher in a humane and peaceful future for our cities and our world, in defiance of the most ruthless aspects of capitalism, the arrogance of militarism, and the disciplines of the national security state.