New PDF release: A Pathway of Interpretation: The Old Testament for Pastors

By Walter Brueggemann

Writing with the pastor and pupil in brain, Walter Brueggemann presents advice for examining outdated testomony texts.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 right way to paintings thematically, drawing jointly threads from assorted traditions. His objective 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 firm that may be discovered and practiced.

"One of the simplest and such a lot esteemed interpreters of Scripture exhibits the following how he does it. A 'how-to' e-book with fantastic examples, it really is classic Brueggemann: incisive, penetrating, provocative, and constantly trying to discover the leading edge of the textual content. He cares as a lot approximately pastoral accountability as interpretive approach. actually, he does not imagine you could separate them-one of the various presents of this compelling and useful book."

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

"We became familiar with the insightful reflections and the serious theological considering many modern biblical students. despite the fact that, seldom has an writer taken us step by step throughout the real development of that idea. this can be accurately what Walter Brueggemann does during this ebook. Insisting that each one believers, now not in basic terms students, may be in a position to severely learn the Bible, he bargains a converted, notwithstanding nonetheless severe interpretive procedure, that exhibits us how we'd do it ourselves."

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

"This is the ebook that these folks who've studied with Walter Brueggemann were looking forward to. this is the trainer we've got identified at school: telling us how he has come to learn scripture as he does and exhibiting us how he does it. i've been utilizing this technique of studying scripture with my congregation for the earlier decade. jointly we have now came across that Brueggemann's three-step interpretive process opens us as much as the biblical texts so they communicate to us in strong new methods. What an excellent present this e-book 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 diverse works, together with Praying the Psalms (2nd ed., Cascade Books, 2007), Theology of the outdated testomony, and Prophetic Imagination.

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