Divine Presence amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua

3.74 avg rating
( 46 ratings by GoodReads )
 
9781606080894: Divine Presence amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua

Description: ""To pursue the matter of ""revelation in context,"" I will address an exceedingly difficult text in the Old Testament, Joshua 11. The reason for taking up this text is to deal with the often asked and troublesome question: What shall we do with all the violence and bloody war that is done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh? The question reflects a sense that these texts of violence are at least an embarrassment, are morally repulsive, and are theologically problematic in the Bible, not because they are violent, but because this is violence either in the name of or at the hand of Yahweh."" -from chapter 2 Endorsements: ""Like Jacob wrestling with the man all night, Walter Brueggemann struggles with texts of divine violence and wrings from them a blessing. He draws together materialist and literary approaches to discover God's violence subtly and indirectly employed on behalf of the dominated against dominators. The book is a brilliant primer in persuasive, open-ended theological interpretation. It will help pastors, students, and anyone who would like to join the hot debate about violence and the God of the Bible."" --Kathleen M. O'Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary ""'What shall we do with all the violence . . . done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh?' Walter Brueggemann addresses this pressing question with theological candor, exegetical rigor, and literary eloquence. For all those vexed by texts of violence in the Bible, this splendid little book is a 'must-read.'"" --Louis Stulman, Chair, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Professor of Religion, The University of Findlay About the Contributor(s): Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is past President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including Praying the Psalms, A Pathway of Interpretation, and Ichabod toward Home.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Dr. Walter Brueggemann (Th.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York:; Ph.D., St. Louis University) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA . His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1997) quickly became a foundational work in the field. The Association of Theological Booksellers presented Walter Brueggemann and Fortress Press with a Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book at a dinner in Brueggemann's honor, for the award-winning book, Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World. His recent publications include Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah, Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah, and The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus Walter Brueggemann
Published by Wipf Stock Publishers, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf Stock Publishers, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****. Description: To pursue the matter of revelation in context, I will address an exceedingly difficult text in the Old Testament, Joshua 11. The reason for taking up this text is to deal with the often asked and troublesome question: What shall we do with all the violence and bloody war that is done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh? The question reflects a sense that these texts of violence are at least an embarrassment, are morally repulsive, and are theologically problematic in the Bible, not because they are violent, but because this is violence either in the name of or at the hand of Yahweh. -from chapter 2 Endorsements: Like Jacob wrestling with the man all night, Walter Brueggemann struggles with texts of divine violence and wrings from them a blessing. He draws together materialist and literary approaches to discover God s violence subtly and indirectly employed on behalf of the dominated against dominators. The book is a brilliant primer in persuasive, open-ended theological interpretation. It will help pastors, students, and anyone who would like to join the hot debate about violence and the God of the Bible. --Kathleen M. O Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary What shall we do with all the violence . . . done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh? Walter Brueggemann addresses this pressing question with theological candor, exegetical rigor, and literary eloquence. For all those vexed by texts of violence in the Bible, this splendid little book is a must-read. --Louis Stulman, Chair, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Professor of Religion, The University of Findlay About the Contributor(s): Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is past President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including Praying the Psalms, A Pathway of Interpretation, and Ichabod toward Home. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781606080894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 12.49
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Brueggemann, Walter
Published by Wipf & Stock Pub
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Archives Bookshop
(Pasadena, CA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf & Stock Pub. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 160608089X TITLE: DIVINE PRESENCE AMID VIOLENCEAUTHOR: BRUEGGEMANN, WALTERISBN 10: 160608089XISBN 13: 9781606080894BINDING: PaperbackPUBLICATION DATE: 2009PAGES: 82DESCRIPTION: This is a new item. Books weighing more than 4 pounds require extra postage. Bookseller Inventory # 9781606080894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 8.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus Walter Brueggemann
Published by Wipf Stock Publishers, United States (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Print on Demand
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf Stock Publishers, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 196 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book ***** Print on Demand *****.Description: To pursue the matter of revelation in context, I will address an exceedingly difficult text in the Old Testament, Joshua 11. The reason for taking up this text is to deal with the often asked and troublesome question: What shall we do with all the violence and bloody war that is done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh? The question reflects a sense that these texts of violence are at least an embarrassment, are morally repulsive, and are theologically problematic in the Bible, not because they are violent, but because this is violence either in the name of or at the hand of Yahweh. -from chapter 2 Endorsements: Like Jacob wrestling with the man all night, Walter Brueggemann struggles with texts of divine violence and wrings from them a blessing. He draws together materialist and literary approaches to discover God s violence subtly and indirectly employed on behalf of the dominated against dominators. The book is a brilliant primer in persuasive, open-ended theological interpretation. It will help pastors, students, and anyone who would like to join the hot debate about violence and the God of the Bible. --Kathleen M. O Connor, William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary What shall we do with all the violence . . . done in the Old Testament in the name of Yahweh? Walter Brueggemann addresses this pressing question with theological candor, exegetical rigor, and literary eloquence. For all those vexed by texts of violence in the Bible, this splendid little book is a must-read. --Louis Stulman, Chair, Department of Religious Studies and Philosophy, Professor of Religion, The University of Findlay About the Contributor(s): Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is past President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including Praying the Psalms, A Pathway of Interpretation, and Ichabod toward Home. Bookseller Inventory # AAV9781606080894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 13.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Brueggemann, Walter
Published by Cascade Books (2016)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller
Ria Christie Collections
(Uxbridge, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cascade Books, 2016. Paperback. Book Condition: New. PRINT ON DEMAND Book; New; Publication Year 2016; Not Signed; Fast Shipping from the UK. No. book. Bookseller Inventory # ria9781606080894_lsuk

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.82
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.15
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus Walter Brueggemann
Published by Wipf and Stock Publishers (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller
Books2Anywhere
(Fairford, GLOS, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2009. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Delivered from our UK warehouse in 3 to 5 business days. THIS BOOK IS PRINTED ON DEMAND. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # LQ-9781606080894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 11.18
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Brueggemann, Walter
Published by Cascade Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Softcover Quantity Available: 15
Print on Demand
Seller
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cascade Books, 2009. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand for shipment within 3 working days. Bookseller Inventory # LP9781606080894

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 18.96
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.49
From Germany to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Walter Brueggemann
Published by Cascade Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cascade Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX160608089X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 22.28
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Walter Brueggemann
Published by Cascade Books (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Cascade Books, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 82 pages. 7.70x5.10x0.30 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk160608089X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 23.25
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 7.45
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Brueggemann, Walter
Published by Wipf & Stock Pub (2009)
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Wipf & Stock Pub, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 160608089X

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Walter Brueggemann
ISBN 10: 160608089X ISBN 13: 9781606080894
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Castle Rock
(Pittsford, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97816060808941.0

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.98
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds