Author Biographies :: Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann is one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades, known throughout the world for his method of combining literary and sociological modes when reading The Bible. He has written more than 58 books, hundreds of articles, and several commentaries on books of the Bible, has contributed to the Living the Questions DVD series, and participated in Bill Moyers' PBS television series on Genesis 

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Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann and John McKnight in Conversation

Posted on March 23, 2016 in Posts

Transcript of Peter, Walter and John's wide-ranging conversation on March 8, 2016 inspired by their new book, "An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture," moderated by Peter Pula and Michelle Strutzenberger of Axiom News.… read more »

Signs of the Times

Posted on February 29, 2016 in Posts

An excerpt from "An Other Kingdom: Departing the Consumer Culture," the latest book by Peter Block, Walter Brueggemann and John McKnight.… read more »

The Economics of Compassion: Can This City Wipe Out Debt by 2019?

Posted on November 16, 2015 in Posts

A "Jubilee" initiative in Cincinnati aims to wipe out the debts of the city's poorest people. Theologian Walter Brueggemann explains the idea's biblical foundations.… read more »

Class Warfare on Earth and in Heaven

Posted on July 8, 2014 in Posts

The term “class warfare” today is used in many ways: to describe the power dynamics of politics and economics, to refer to any resistance by the “have-nots” that calls attention to inequity, and to refer to the ways the “haves” keep the “have-nots” powerless and resourceless. These tensions are reflected throughout the Bible, and it is crucial to understand them to read the Book knowingly and advocate for social justice in our communities.… read more »

The Scarcity Narrative

Posted on July 7, 2014 in Posts

World-renowned Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann's off-the-cuff observations on how the Scarcity Narrative pervades individual and community life. Video running time: 00:01:50… read more »

Our Abundant Communities

Posted on April 25, 2011 in Posts

John, Peter and Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann explore themes of power and patriarchy; human fallibility and gifts; and accumulation and abundance in building and sustaining community in these uncut videos from their two days at Trinity University, San Antonio, for the 2011 Willson Lectures.… read more »