Awed to heaven, rooted in earth: prayers of Walter Brueggemann

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 2003 - Religion - 174 pages
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A collection of startlingly fresh and meaningful prayers, from Walter Brueggemann, a leading Christian thinker and scholar.

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Walter Brueggemann is a master of words. These prayers are beautiful and powerful, and are the kind that will be read over a lifetime, privately and publicly. There is an index of scripture passages on which the prayers are based. Read full review

Awed to heaven, rooted in earth: prayers of Walter Brueggemann

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Brueggemann (Old Testament, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA) is a classic in his own right. His Theology of the Old Testament is widely read in many seminaries, and his Old Testament ... Read full review


And then you
A thousand a million a trillion tongues
You sweep away what we treasure
A people with many secrets Truthtelling confession
Against your absence A hidden
We are ready to listen For illumination
Move off the page While reading texts
Awed to heaven rooted in earth
Start again For a bruised world

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About the author (2003)

Brueggemann has been the William Marcellus Mcpheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia since 1986.

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