Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, where he taught from 1986 to 2003. Considered one of the premiere Old Testament scholars in the world, he is an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ and a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature. Brueggemann previously studied at Elmhurst College and Eden Theological Seminary, earned a Doctor of Theology degree from Union Theological Seminary, and gained a Ph.D. from Saint Louis University. Among his more than 60 published books and hundreds of writings, his most prominent works are “Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now” (Westminster John Knox Press, 2014), “The Message of the Psalms” (Fortress Press, 1984), “Genesis” (Westminster John Knox, 1982), and “The Prophetic Imagination” (Fortress, 1978). His most recent book is titled, “Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out (Westminster John Knox, 2018). Brueggemann’s work centers on Bible commentary, ancient Israelite religion, and rhetorical criticism.