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The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and a noted scholar and author.

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Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and a noted scholar and author. He has earned a Th.D. from Union Theological Seminayr and a Ph.D. from St. Louis University.

Recipient of numerous awards, he is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. He has authored more than a dozen books, including Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers; An Introduction to the Old Testament; Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth; and Reverberations of Faith.


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann

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ON Scripture-The Bible: God Beyond All Relationships and Agendas: Exodus 24:12-18 by Walter Brueggemann

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God Beyond All Relationships and Agendas: Exodus 24:12-18

by Walter Brueggemann

Exodus 19-24 enacts an agreement of mutual fidelity between YHWH and Israel. That covenant consists in two major parts: YHWH's commands set the requirement of covenant in the form of the Ten Commandments (20:1-17), and Israel pledges allegiance to the covenant through obedience to YHWH's commandments (24:3, 7). This enactment creates a relationship in which the defining dynamic is one of "command-obey," with the understanding that Israel's obedience will result in abundant covenantal blessing.

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ON Scripture: Walter Brueggemann on the Liturgy of the Passion (Isaiah 50:4-9a)

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Walter Brueggemann on the Liturgy of the Passion (Isaiah 50:4-9a)

The voice that speaks in Isaiah 50:4 - 9a is the poet of the exile himself.  Here he offers an autobiographical reflection on his call as a prophet sent by God to the deported Jews in Babylon in the sixth century BCE. His message to the Jews is they are now free to go back home to Jerusalem. This freedom came, says the poet, because of the dispatch of Cyrus the Persian at the behest of YHWH, the Lord of all of history.

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Other Recent Content by The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann

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August 15, 2012

ON Scripture: Dr. Walter Brueggemann on I Kings 2:10-12; 3:3-14: Who Will Be America's Next Leader?

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The old king, David, is dead. It is time to pick his successor as king. In retrospect it seems obvious that his son, Solomon, was his rightful heir. In the moment, however, the matter of succession to the throne is highly contested.
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November 16, 2011

ON Scripture: Dr. Walter Brueggemann on Ezekiel 34 - Reign of Christ Sunday

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If Ezekiel were among us now, he might well conclude that the emergence of the “99%” is a scourge from God that intends to expose and bring down social policies, practices, and institutions that are out of sync with God’s will for shalom.
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November 09, 2011

ON Scripture: Dr. Walter Brueggemann on Zephaniah 1

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In this week's ON Scripture lectionary resource, noted scholar Dr. Walter Brueggemann examines Zephaniah 1: "This poem features extravagant language about a coming time of loss, disaster, distress, and suffering."
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November 02, 2011

ON Scripture: Dr. Walter Brueggemann on Joshua 24

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This week’s text, Joshua 24: 1-3a, 14-25, features a great dramatic meeting as the culmination of arriving in the land of promise. Read Dr. Walter Brueggemann's lectionary reflections.
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October 26, 2011

ON Scripture: Dr. Walter Brueggemann on Jeremiah 31:31-34

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Noted theologian Dr. Walter Brueggemann begins a four-part series for the ON Scripture lectionary resource by focusing on Jeremiah 31:31-34.
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December 19, 2004

A New World Birthed

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann (UCC)

The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, and a noted scholar and author.