By Walter Brueggemann
In this booklet Walter Brueggemann, America's most excellent biblical theologian, introduces the reader to the extensive theological scope and chronological sweep of the previous testomony. He covers each e-book of the outdated testomony within the order within which it sounds as if within the Hebrew Bible and treats an important matters and strategies in modern interpretation of the outdated Testament--literary, old, and theological.
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An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination by Walter Brueggemann