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The Covenanted Self: Explorations in Law and Covenant
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These exciting studies on the first five books of the Bible cover a wide range if topics, challenging the reader to confront the issues of faithfulness, responsibility, and justice in an ever-changing world. Brueggemann sets the issues of praise and lament, grace and duty, truth and power in new frames of reference that call for a response. He demonstrates that the Christian reader of he Bible cannot blithely pass over the Pentateuch as simply pre-Christian and without relevance. His creative use of metaphor and imagination invite the reader to encounter freshly in these biblical texts God's call and the work of justice.
"The reality of God stalks his work. No contemporary writer is more critical of the deity or more in awe of God than Walter Brueggemann. He knows this God only through the pages of Scripture and it is the Lord of Israel who provokes, frustrates, terrifies, and sustains him.... This contemporary prophet is haunted by the possibility of a world that is both more human and filled with the glory of God."
Patrick D. Miller, from the Editor's Foreword
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About the Author
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. Among his many publications are: Theology of the Old Testament (1997), The Psalms and the Life of Faith (1995), and The Prophetic Imagination (1986).
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