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Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World

Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope

Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World

Walter Brueggemann (Author), Patrick D. Miller (Editor)


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The leading Old Testament theologian reflects on the meaning of the gospel in today's world.

These studies on a variety of biblical texts focus deftly on reading, listening to, and proclaiming the gospel in a broken, fragmented, and "post-Christendom" world. Brueggemann explores how these traditions have the potential to continually resonate in our contemporary communities and individual lives.
  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800632373
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 168
  • Publication Date July 25, 2000


At its national meeting in November 2000, the Association of Theological Booksellers named Walter Brueggemann's Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World the Best General Interest Book of the Year. The Theologos Award was presented to the author and to Fortress Press, the publisher, at a dinner held in Brueggemann's honor.

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
  1. Preaching as Sub-Version
  2. Life-or-Death, DePrivileged Communication
  3. Together in the Spirit—Beyond Seductive Quarrels
  4. Reading as Wounded and as Haunted
  5. Four Indispensable Conversations among Exiles
  6. The Liturgy of Abundance, the Myth of Scarcity
  7. Texts That Linter, Not Yet Overcome
  8. Crisis-Evoked, Crisis-Resolving Speech
  9. The Role of Old Testament Theology
    in Old Testament Interpretation
Author Index
Scripture Index