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Wed 17 Jul 2019 @ 15:58

"Rich prose and complex, challenging speculation of a truly deep thinker who is in love with language. Think Kurt V… https://t.co/lC7YCNBson

Truth Speaks to Power

The Countercultural Nature of Scripture

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ISBN-13: 9780664239145
Published: 08/03/2013
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World-renowned biblical interpreter Walter Brueggemann invites readers to take a closer look at the subversive messages found within the Old Testament. Brueggemann asserts that the Bible presents a "sustained contestation" over truth, in which established institutions of power do not always prevail. But this is not always obvious at first glance. A closer look reveals that the text actually contradicts the apparent meaning of an innocent, face-value reading. Brueggemann invites the reader into this thick complexity of the textual reading, where the authority of power is undermined in cunning and compelling ways. He insists that we are--as readers and interpreters-- always contestants for truth, whether we recognize ourselves as such or not.

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Walter Brueggemann

Water Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary.

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Wed 17 Jul 2019 @ 15:58

"Rich prose and complex, challenging speculation of a truly deep thinker who is in love with language. Think Kurt V… https://t.co/lC7YCNBson