Fortress Press

The Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness

The Threat of Life

Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness

Walter Brueggemann (Author), Charles L. Campbell (Editor)

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These twenty-two sermons from a master interpreter demonstrate how ancient texts can speak to the whole gamut of human experience even now. Included in Walter Brueggemann's preview are keen observations about the timeless issues of human life, both personal and social: the pain we face, often inflicted on each other; the use and abuse of power; the weakness and fragility of life; the redemptive power of faith; and much more.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780800629755
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 176
  • Publication Date September 26, 1996


"I hope that the interpretive lens I have pursued here -- the linkages of Old Testament and New Testament, the epicenter of the Bible for the church, the enterprises of speech as generative of life, and the capacity of the gospel to give life in a world bent on destruction -- are suggestive and supportive of those who preach and those who listen."
--from the Preface