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Disruptive Grace: Reflections on God, Scripture, and the Church

Disruptive Grace: Reflections on God, Scripture, and the Church

Walter Brueggemann has been one of the leading voices in Hebrew Bible interpretation for decades. His landmark works in Old Testament theology have inspired and informed a generation of students, scholars, and preachers. These chapters gather his recent addresses and essays, never published before, drawn from all three parts of the Hebrew Bible—Torah, prophets, and writings—and addressing the role of the Hebrew canon in the life of the church.

Brueggemann turns his critical erudition to those practices—prophecy, lament, prayer, faithful imagination, and a holy economics—that alone may usher in a humane and peaceful future for our cities and our world, in defiance of the most ruthless aspects of capitalism, the arrogance of militarism, and the disciplines of the national security state.

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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780800697945
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 400
  • Publication Date February 1, 2011


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"Walter Brueggeman's Disruptive Grace delivers a provocative and penetrating challenge to the powers and principalities of our contemporary world. This concentrate of 'grace and truth' not only exposes these forces of death but with master skill imagines a way out of the morass. One could only hope that the torrent from Brueggemann's pen never ends...for the good of us all! And Carolyn J. Sharp's exquisite comments and painstaking editorial work are a fitting tribute."
—Louis Stulman
Professor of Religious Studies
University of Findlay
Findlay, Ohio


Reviewed in Homiletic

Reviewed in Review of Biblical Literature