Walter Brueggemann is one of the worlds leading scholars in biblical interpretation and the Old Testament.
In this book, he reflects on what the Church does when it reads the Bible. This never happens in a vacuum but is always a highly political act of reinterpreting and at times unmasking the dominant forces in the world in which we live. Brueggemann writes beautifully and accessibly and bridges the gap between church and academe.
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of numerous books, including Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, Genesis and First and Second Samuel in the Interpretation commentary series, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination, and Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.