Theology Reading Group: Tuesday May 23, 6:30 PM, Living Room.
Truth Speaks to Power: The Countercultural Nature of Scripture
by Walter Brueggemann
World-renowned biblical interpreter Walter Brueggemann invites readers to take a closer look at the subversive messages found within the Old Testament. Brueggemann asserts that the Bible presents a “sustained contestation” over truth, in which established institutions of power do not always prevail. But this is not always obvious at first glance. A closer look reveals that the text often suggests a face-value reading, which may seem innocent, and a deeper meaning where the authority of power is undermined in cunning and compelling ways. (Summary drawn from Amazon.)
Walter Brueggemann is an emeritus professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA. He is an ordained UCC minister and is widely regarded as one of the preeminent Old Testament scholars in the English-speaking world.