ABOUT WALTER BRUEGGEMANN
He has devoted his life to a passionate exploration of Old Testament theology, with an emphasis on the relation between the Old Testament and the Christian canonical works, the origins and history of Christian doctrine, and the dynamics of Jewish-Christian interactions. An unequaled passion for his subject has resulted in the publication of more than 58 books (go to list of books written), and hundreds of articles (go to list of articles, 1963 - April 1999).
Mr. Nation adds this remark to his comments: "A famous American preacher once declared, at a conference on preaching, that if there was only one book that every preacher should have in his or her possession, it should be Walter Brueggemann's The Message of the Psalms. I would go so far as to say that if there is any one author every preacher should have in his or her library, it should be Walter Brueggemann. Any preacher who does not use Brueggemann as a companion in preparation of sermons is cheating himself or herself and their respected congregations!"
A Suggested Shortlist of Books by Walter Brueggemann Follows:
Hopeful Imagination: Prophetic Voices in Exile
Living Towards a Vision: Biblical Reflections on Shalom
Cadences at Home: On the Art of Preaching
Hope Within History
The Message of the Psalms
The Prophetic Imagination