David and His Theologian
Literary, Social, and Theological Investigations of the Early Monarchy
Imprint: Cascade Books
"This volume usefully brings together a powerfully argued body of material from Walter Brueggemann relating to David and the development of Israelite theology. Its chapters feature the typical hallmarks of Brueggemann's scholarship: strong arguments on important themes, a very sharp eye for exegetical detail, a profound sensitivity to the theology of the narratives and a remarkable freshness of style. Students of the Bible encountering these contributions for the first time, or established scholars revisiting them, will find this book deeply enriching."
-Philip F. Esler DD (Oxon) FRSE
St Mary's University College, Twickenham
"Various critical studies of the imposing figure and theological importance of David, written throughout the remarkable career of Walter Brueggemann, are brought together in this volume. Attentive to literary and historical matters, Brueggemann is always concerned about the impact the theological message can have on the church today. Grounded in the scholarship we have come to expect from this prolific author, this very readable book will appeal to a broad audience."
-Dianne Bergant, CSA
Catholic Theological Union
"Walter Brueggemann is unexcelled in his ability to discern historical, literary, and theological connections between the Bible and our common work. This is amply demonstrated in this welcome collection of his essays on David, 'the carrier of all the ambivalence Israel knew about guarantees and risks in the world YHWH governs.' For a focused probe on the royal establishment, and on the man who most enigmatically embodied it, there is no better place to begin than by reading David and His Theologian."
-Samuel E. Balentine
Union Presbyterian Seminary