An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination (2003 Brueggemann), book

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An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination (2003) is a book by Walter Brueggemann.


"In this book, Walter Brueggemann, America's premier biblical theologian, introduces the reader to the broad theological scope and chronological sweep of the Old Testament. Covering each book of the Old Testament - in the order in which it appears in the Hebrew Bible - the Introduction explains without unnecessary jargon the most important issues and methods in contemporary interpretation of the Old Testament - literary, historical, and theological."--Publisher description.


Published in Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 2003.



Imaginative remembering -- The Torah -- Cosmic miracles in contradiction (Genesis 1-11) -- The ancestors (Genesis 12-50) -- The Book of Exodus -- The Book of Leviticus -- The Book of Numbers -- The Book of Deuteronomy -- Reprise on the Pentateuch -- The Prophets -- The Book of Joshua -- The Book of Judges -- The Books 1 and 2 Samuel -- The Books of 1 and 2 Kings -- The Book of Isaiah -- The Book of Jeremiah -- The Book of Ezekiel -- The Minor Prophets (1) -- The Minor Prophets (2) -- Reprise on the Prophets -- The Writings -- The Book of Psalms -- The Book of Job -- The Book of Proverbs -- The Five Scrolls -- The Book of Daniel -- The Books of Ezra and Nehemiah -- The Books of 1 and 2 Chronicles -- Reprise on the "Writings" -- A concluding reflection.

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