Speaker Profile: Walter Brueggemann
“Sabbath, in the first instance, is not about worship. It is about work stoppage. It is about withdrawal from the anxiety system of Pharaoh, the refusal to let one’s life be defined by production and consumption and the endless pursuit of private well-being.” -Walter Brueggemann
Walter Brueggemann is professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he served from 1986 until 2003. He also served as president of the Society of Biblical Literature and has lectured at universities and seminaries across the country and around the world. In 1994 he received both the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and the Luce Theological Fellowship from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS). He was named an honorary member of the British Society for Old Testament Study. Brueggemann was inducted as an admiral into the Nebraska Navy. Brueggemann has written more than 90 books, including several books on Old Testament theology. He received both the Academy of Parish Clergy Book of the Year award and the Catholic Press Association Book of the Year award for Theology of the Old Testament. The Association of Theological Booksellers named Brueggemann’s “An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination” Best Academic Book in 2004. His most recent books include “Prayers for a Privileged People,” “The Word Militant: Preaching a Decentering Word,” “Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church” and “The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah.”
He will be speaking on 5/20/2014 at 8:45am at Central Lutheran Church in worship.
Walter Brueggemann is one of the most prolific and influential scholars of our time, and we are blessed to welcome him to the Festival of Homiletics in May. For more about him, check out the following links:
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