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The present study focuses on the theology of the Book of Jeremiah. That theology revolves around themes familiar from Israel's covenantal faith, especially the sovereignty of YHWH expressed in judgment and promise. The outcome of this theological nexus of context, person, and tradition is a book that moves into the abyss and out of the abyss in unexpected ways. It does so, in part, by asserting that God continues to be generatively and disturbingly operative in the affairs of the world, up to and including our contemporary abysses (such as 9/11). The God attested in the Book of Jeremiah invites its readers into and through any and all such dislocations to new futures that combine divine agency and human inventiveness rooted in faithfulness.Read more
- The book specifies metaphorical and poetic modes of discussing as essential to critical reflection
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"Walter Brueggemann's study of Jeremiah fits perfectly in this promising series. Writing with characteristic passion and lucidity, Brueggemann boldly approaches Jeremiah with deep prophetic conviction himself. His treatment leads the reader through the scholarly debates into the ancient world of exile to our world of shoah and terror, and in the process mines Jeremiah for all its theological worth." --William P. Brown, Columbia Theological Seminary
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- Date Published: November 2006
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521606295
- length: 232 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 13 mm
- weight: 0.3kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. Critical access to the Book of Jeremiah
2. The theology of the Book of Jeremiah
3. The place and function of the Book of Jeremiah within the Old Testament
4. The continuing influence of the Book of Jeremiah.
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