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Deuteronomy (Walter Brueggemann) Paperback Book, (Abingdon Press, 2001) 9780687084715
Deuteronomy (Walter Brueggemann) Paperback Book, (Abingdon Press, 2001) 9780687084715
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Title: Deuteronomy

Author: Brueggemann, Walter

Publisher: Abingdon Press; Publication Date: 2001

Paperback; ISBN: 9780687084715

Volumes: 1; Pages: 306

List Price in Paper: $38.00 Our price: $28.50

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Shows the significance of the Book of Deuteronomy to the shape and substance of Israel's faith in the Old Testament."Brueggemann's 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 Deuteronomy's message to the Israelite community. The choice between 'covenant' and 'idol' that forms the crux of the text's 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
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