Written by one of the most well known Old Testament scholars in North America.
• Mines the theological insights of this major prophet for its contemporary relevance in a post-9/11 world.
• Specifies metaphorical and poetic modes of discussing as essential to critical reflection.
• Discusses Jeremiah's stand-alone theological importance as well its relationship to the much of the rest of the biblical canon.
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.
"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