Deuteronomy Walter Brueggemann

ISBN: 9780687084715

Published: October 1st 2001

Paperback

352 pages


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Deuteronomy  by  Walter Brueggemann

Deuteronomy by Walter Brueggemann
October 1st 2001 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 352 pages | ISBN: 9780687084715 | 9.53 Mb

In this volume on Deuteronomy, Brueggemann shows the significance of the Book of Deuteronomy to the shape and substance of Israels faith in the Old Testament. Deuteronomy gave classic articulation to the main themes characteristic of Judaism, and,MoreIn this volume on Deuteronomy, Brueggemann shows the significance of the Book of Deuteronomy to the shape and substance of Israels faith in the Old Testament. Deuteronomy gave classic articulation to the main themes characteristic of Judaism, and, derivatively, of Christianity.

Brueggemann emphasizes that Deuteronomy is an expression of covenant theology, whereby YHWH and Israel are pledged to exclusive loyalty and fidelity to each other- YHWH is to assure the well-being of Israel, and Israel is to live in trust and obedience to YHWH.

In examining the relationship of Israel to God, Brueggemann makes suggestions on how such covenant fidelity might be lived out by believers today.Brueggemanns commentary on the Book of Deuteronomy provides an accessible exegetical and theological understanding of a crucial biblical text. The introduction presents Deuteronomy as an expression of the radical Yahwistic alternative to the political rhetoric and ideology of the Israelite monarchy in the eighth and seventh centuries.

Each section consists of an introduction, exegesis, and theological and ethical analysis of the essential elements that form the core of Deuteronomys message to the Israelite community. The choice between covenant and idol that forms the crux of the texts message is further interpreted in light of the concern for covenant faithfulness as expressed in the rest of the OT and in the proclamation of the NT. Brueggemann explores how this same choice is reflected in the political and ideological voices that address the community of faith today.

This commentary introduces the Book of Deuteronomy to theological students, pastors and teachers and points to the relevance of its message for those who seek to bring the alternative biblical message into the current cultural conversation.--Beverly White Cushman, Calvin College, in Religious Studies Review, Volume 29 Number 3, July 2003.



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