The land: place as gift, promise, and challenge in Biblical faith

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Fortress Press, Sep 1, 2002 - Religion - 225 pages
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The land was one of the most vibrant symbols for the people of ancient Israel. In the land -- gift, promise, and challenge -- was found the physical source of Israel's fertility and life, and a place for the gathering of the hopes of the covenant people. In this careful treatment, Walter Brueggemann follows the development of his theme through the major blocks of Israel's traditions. The book provides a point of entrance both to the theology of the Old Testament and to aspects of the New Testament -- even as it illuminates crucial issues of the contemporary scene. In this fully revised version, Brueggemann provides new insights, as well as updating the discussion, notes, and bibliography.

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Review: The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith (Overtures to Biblical Theology #1)

User Review  - David - Goodreads

brueggmann helps us understand israel's constant struggle with land and paints a clear picture of israel's history with land from sojourner to exile. his handling of the OT is exceptional, his ... Read full review

Review: The Land: Place as Gift, Promise, and Challenge in Biblical Faith (Overtures to Biblical Theology #1)

User Review  - Brian Collins - Goodreads

The virtue of Brueggemann's work is that he takes land seriously as a biblical theme. Unlike WD Davies, who wrote the other major theology of land, Brueggemann affirms the remaining relevance of the ... Read full review

Contents

To the Land I Will Show You
15
You Lacked Nothing
27
Reflections at the Boundary
43
Copyright

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About the author (2002)

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary.

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