Books by Walter Brueggemann

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  1. Confronting the Bible 1968
  2. The Renewing Word 1968
  3. Tradition for Crisis 1968
  4. What Are Christians For? 1971
  5. The Evangelical Catechism Revisited 1972
  6. In Man We Trust: The Neglected Side of Biblical Faith 1972
  7. Ethos and Ecumenism: An Evangelical Blend 1975
  8. The Vitality of Old Testament Traditions 1975
  9. Living Toward a Vision 1976
  10. The Bible Makes Sense 1977
  11. The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith 1977
  12. The Prophetic Imagination 1978
  13. Belonging and Growing in the Christian Community 1979
  14. The Creative Word: Canon as a Model for Biblical Education 1982
  15. I Kings (Knox Preaching Guides) 1982
  16. II Kings (Knox Preaching Guides) 1982
  17. Genesis (Interpretation) 1982
  18. Praying the Psalms 1982
  19. Advent/Christmas 1984
  20. The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary 1984
  21. The Message of the Psalms (2nd ed.) 1985
  22. David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory 1985
  23. The Vitality of Old Testament Traditions, 2nd ed. 1985
  24. Hopeful Imagination 1986
  25. Revelation and Violence 1986
  26. To Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly: An Agenda for Ministers 1986
  27. Israel’s Praise: Doxology Against Idolatry and Ideology 1988
  28. Hope Within History 1988
  29. To Pluck Up, to Tear Down: A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah 1-25 1988
  30. Easter 1989
  31. Finally Comes the Poet: Daring Speech for Proclamation 1989
  32. First and Second Samuel 1990
  33. Power, Providence, and Personality: Biblical Insight into Life and Ministry 1990
  34. Interpretation and Obedience: From Faithful Reading to Faithful Living 1991
  35. Abiding Astonishment: Psalms, Modernity, and the Making of History 1991
  36. To Build, to Plant: A Commentary on the Book of Jeremiah 26-52 1991
  37. Old Testament Theology: Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text 1992
  38. Texts for Preaching: A Lectionary Commentary Based on the NRSV – Year B 1993
  39. Biblical Perspectives on Evangelism: Living in a Three-Storied Universe 1993
  40. Using God’s Resources Wisely: Isaiah and Urban Possibility 1993
  41. Texts Under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination 1993
  42. From Despair to Hope: Peacemaking in Isaiah 1993
  43. A Social Reading of the Old Testament: Prophetic Approaches to Israel’s Communal Life 1994
  44. Texts for Preaching: A Lectionary Commentary Based on the NRSV – Year A 1995
  45. The Psalms and the Life of Faith 1995
  46. The Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness 1996
  47. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy 1997
  48. Cadences of Home: Preaching Among Exiles 1997
  49. To Act Justly, Love Tenderly, Walk Humbly 1997
  50. Many Voices One God:Being Faithful in a Pluralistic World 1998
  51. A Commentary on Jeremiah: Exile and Homecoming 1998
  52. Isaiah 1-39 (Westminster Bible Companion) 1998
  53. Isaiah 40-66 (Westminster Bible Companion) 1998
  54. The Covenanted Self: Explorations in Law and Covenant 1999
  55. Texts that Linger, Words that Explode: Listening to Prophetic Voices 2000
  56. Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World 2000
  57. 1 and 2 Kings (Smyth & Helwys) 2000
  58. The Bible Makes Sense (2nd rev. ed.) 2001
  59. Peace (Understanding Biblical Themes) 2001
  60. Testimony to Otherwise: The Witness of Elijah and Elisha 2001
  61. The Prophetic Imagination (2nd ed.) 2001
  62. Hope for the World: Mission in a Global Context 2001
  63. Deuteronomy (Abingdon Old Testament Commentary) 2001
  64. Spirituality of the Psalms (Facets) 2001
  65. Struggling with Scripture 2002
  66. David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and Memory (2nd ed.) 2002
  67. The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith (Revised Edition) 2002
  68. Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes 2002
  69. Ichabod Toward Home: The Journey of God’s Glory 2002
  70. Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: Prayers of Walter Brueggemann 2002
  71. The Bible Makes Sense (3rd rev. ed.) 2003
  72. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination 2003
  73. Inscribing the Text: Sermons and Prayers by Walter Brueggemann 2004
  74. The Book That Breathes New Life: Scriptural Authority and Biblical Theology 2004
  75. Solomon: Israel’s Ironic Icon of Human Achievement 2005
  76. Worship in Ancient Israel: An Essential Guide 2005
  77. A Theological Introduction to the Old Testament (2nd ed.) 2005
  78. Ichabod Toward Home: The Journey of God’s Glory (2nd ed.) 2005
  79. In Man We Trust: The Neglected Side of Biblical Faith (2nd ed.) 2006
  80. The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship 2006
  81. The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah (Old Testament Theology) 2006
  82. Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church 2007
  83. Praying the Psalms: Engaging Scripture and the Life of the Spirit 2007
  84. Texts for Preaching, CD-ROM Edition 2007
  85. The Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word 2007
  86. Prayers for a Privileged People 2008
  87. Great Prayers of the Old Testament 2008
  88. Old Testament Theology: An Introduction (Library of Biblical Theology) 2008
  89. A Pathway of Interpretation: The Old Testament for Pastors and Students 2008
  90. Divine Presence Amid Violence: Contextualizing the Book of Joshua 2009
  91. An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible 2009
  92. Journey to the Common Good 2010
  93. Out of Babylon 2010
  94. Psalmist’s Cry: Scripts for Embracing Lament 2010
  95. Disruptive Grace: Reflections on God, Scripture, and the Church 2011
  96. The Book That Breathes New Life: Scriptural Authority and Biblical Theology (2nd ed.) 2011
  97. The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship (2nd ed.) 2011
  98. Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience 2011
  99. The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann 2011
  100. David and His Theologian: Literary, Social, and Theological Investigations of the Early Monarchy 2011
  101. Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah 2011
  102. The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word 2012
  103. Embracing the Prophets in Contemporary Culture: Walter Brueggemann on Confronting Today’s Pharaohs 2012
  104. Remember You Are Dust 2012
  105. An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination (2nd ed.) 2012
  106. Living Countertestimony: Conversations With Walter Brueggemann 2012
  107. Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture 2013
  108. Embracing the Transformation 2013
  109. Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now 2014
  110. Psalms (New Cambridge Bible Commentary) 2014
  111. Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks 2014
  112. The Practice of Homefulness 2014
  113. From Whom No Secrets Are Hid: Introducing the Psalms 2014
  114. Ice Axes for Frozen Seas: A Biblical Theology of Provocation 2014
  115. Into Your Hand: Confronting Good Friday 2014
  116. The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann, Volume 2 2015
  117. The Creative Word (2nd. Ed.) 2015
  118. Chosen? Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict 2015
  119. An Other Kingdom 2016
  120. Names for the Messiah 2016
  121. Money and Possessions (Interpretation) 2016
  122. Social Criticism and Social Vision in Ancient Israel 2016
  123. God, Neighbor, Empire 2016
  124. A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent 2016
  125. Rebuilding the Foundations 2017

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