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The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann [Kindle Edition]

Walter Brueggemann
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Well-known Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann has contributed much to biblical scholarship in many ways. He has also been a powerful preacher through the years. This collection of sermons demonstrates Brueggemann's fidelity to biblical texts, which come alive with meaning in our contemporary world. The book features a biblical index as well as a foreword on Brueggemann's preaching by Samuel Wells of Duke University. Throughout this book, Brueggemann also reflects on his preaching.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 633 KB
  • Print Length: 394 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0664234453
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press (16 Sep 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005KM78X0
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4.0 out of 5 stars Deep Appreciation! 15 Oct 2013
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Deep Appreciation! his thoughts are stimulating and will be returned to by me again and again. that
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brueggermann Sermons 7 Aug 2012
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Excellent and inspired as well as being well underpinned bu=y scholarship. This book is value for any Theology student or Church Minister with a good theological training.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Encouragement for Readers; Great Resource for Preachers 2 Nov 2011
By Dr Conrade Yap - Published on Amazon.com
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Walter Brueggemann is one of the most imaginative preachers I know. This book is proof of that. As an Old Testament professor, he not only teaches well, he writes and preaches well too. He is also most famous for his work on "Introduction to the Old Testament" and "The Prophetic Imagination."

In this collection of sermons, Brueggemann pulls together selected sermons from as far back as the Vietnam War era in 1972. He adapts the lectionary creatively especially on special occasions like Easter and Christmas. He speaks at chapels, conferences, and in churches of various theological persuasions. Typical of Brueggemann, he weaves in both Old Testament and New Testament texts, always careful of its genre. At the same time, he bridges the ancient contexts and contemporary culture with stories, images, illustrations, and his personal life. It is imagination at Brueggemann's best.

What I like is the way Brueggemann condenses his main idea into a very creatively titled sermon. For instance, in "The Strong God with Two Weak Verbs," Brueggemann combines his understanding of the nuances of Hebrew language, the relationship between God and Israel, and illuminates the Hebrew clearly for the English speaking public. In that sermon, he provides short and succinct application for a busy and worrying world.

"We shall not be good servants of covenant until we ourselves are rescued exiles. I suggest that before you worry about how to speak these verbs, hear them." (32)

One of my favourites is his introduction of the 'Sabbath Voice' which he describes as:

"Humble and gentle of heart, making no demands." (294)

I believe this is an important book for preachers and teachers to learn from. The modern church tends to be one that is lopsided toward New Testament preaching. As a result, the Old Testament has been left untouched, especially the prophetical books. Thankfully, Brueggemann bucks the trend. He shows us the way forward, that the whole Bible is to be preached, not just the New Testament part. By presenting the entire Bible, both Old and New Testament as God's Word through teaching, preaching, and writing, listeners will be blessed.

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Ratings: 4.5 stars of 5.

This book has been supplied to me free by Westminster John Knox Press and NetGalley without any obligation for a positive review. The review above is mine.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Grand collection of wisdom 1 Oct 2011
By Joel Holtz - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Kudos to Westminster John Knox for putting together this collection of over 60 sermons from one of the world's premier Old Testament Theologians, Walter Brueggemann.

The sermons span over 25 years, and each one is written in typical Brueggemann style..in a way that leaves you first, scratching your head a bit, ("how in the world did he come up with that application?") then simply wanting more. He simply has a gift for bringing the Bible alive.

Chapter 5, STARTING OVER-FROM HEAVEN OUT, a Christmas sermon, is one of the best in the entire book.

Makes a great devotional or just a superb Bible study.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A Fantastic Collection of Sermons 4 Aug 2012
By Benjamin A. Simpson - Published on Amazon.com
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Walter Brueggemann is one of my favorite biblical scholars. And I have a deep appreciation for scholars who preach. This book is an excellent collection, and is a fine representation of what exegetical preaching from the theological left can be--Brueggemann finely draws out the nuances within the text, and creatively seeks to tell the story of God in such a way that it invites the hearers to take part, to be caught up in the reality of God.

I am not a theological liberal, though I do resonate with some of the themes Brueggemann draws out of the Old and New Testaments, such as justice, mercy, compassion and neighbor love, to name a select few. I also appreciate Brueggemann's emphasis on poetry, both that contained within the Bible, and the poetic task that is the proclamation of the text itself. It is a dance. In the prophets, we have poets that reshape our imagination, and in the sermon, we have preachers who draw upon the resources that we have been given to accomplish a similar task, a renewed imagination that helps us to live as God would have us to live in a world that is in fact there, but we have not, as of yet, learned to see. Each sermon within this collection prosaically and poetically aims to reshape the vision of the hearers, and thus the ethics of those who believe. For that, I can stand in awe at each effort Brueggemann puts forth, and learn.

But as an evangelical who is from the more conservative edge of the movement, there are elements in Brueggemann's preaching that I find lacking, such as his articulation of the gospel, or, to borrow a term from Scot McKnight, his "gospeling." Brueggemann's theology does have room for the cross, it does have room for forgiveness, and it does have room for salvation, but not in the same terms to which I am accustomed. I do not fault him for this; this is representative of his tradition within liberal Mainline Protestantism. There are many emphases that we share, but the road taken to arrive at those conclusions differs. Both the ends and the means matter tremendously, leaving room for a robust dialogue between people like Brueggemann and those dwelling within other segments of Christianity.

Though I disagree with Brueggemann on certain theological points, and I would emphasize some aspects of Christian theology that he would never touch, this does not keep me from appreciating this brilliant collection of sermons. This is a model book for those on the theological left, and an illuminating book for those on the theological right. Read it, learn from it, and, where it is true and biblical and sound, live it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome sermons from an incredible OT scholar 8 Jun 2014
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I found this collection of sermons (spanning 30 years) inspiring , challenging and well edited. I highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys sermons that make you really see things in a new way.
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Gift 29 Jan 2014
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Given as a gift to some one that really appreciates this author. There were no issues. It was as described, reasonably priced, and shipped quickly.
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