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2019 Festival of Homiletics - Minneapolis

"Preaching as Moral Imagination"



Speaker Profile: 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.”

Festival Schedule

May 17th - 8:45am - Peachtree Road United Methodist Church - Sermon

May 17th - 11:00am - Peachtree Road United Methodist Church - Lecture

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