Biblical Bibliographies
Charles Conroy [www.cjconroy.net]



Walter Brueggemann and Old Testament Theology


The bibliography is divided into three sections as follows:

I.    Brueggemann's Old Testament Theology

Brueggemann, W., Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1997) [paperback edition with CD: 2005]; = Teologia dell'Antico Testamento. Testimonianza, dibattimento, perorazione (Biblioteca Biblica 27; Brescia: Queriniana, 2002); = Teología del Antiguo Testamento. Un juicio a Yahvé: testimonio, disputa, defensa (Biblioteca de estudios bíblicos, 121; Salamanca: Sígueme, 2007).

II.    Other relevant studies of his (in chronological order)

Brueggemann, W., "A Convergence in Recent Old Testament Theologies", JSOT 18 (1980) 2-18.

Brueggemann, W., "Futures in Old Testament Theology", HBT 6 (1984) 1-11.

Brueggemann, W., "A Shape for Old Testament Theology, I: Structure Legitimation", CBQ 47 (1985) 28-46. Reprinted [same title] in W. Brueggemann, Old Testament Theology. Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text (ed. P. D. Miller; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992) 1-21.

Brueggemann, W., "A Shape for Old Testament Theology, II: Embrace of Pain", CBQ 47 (1985) 395-415. Reprinted [same title] in W. Brueggemann, Old Testament Theology. Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text (ed. P. D. Miller; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992) 22-44.

Brueggemann, W., Old Testament Theology. Essays on Structure, Theme, and Text (ed. P. D. Miller; Minneapolis: Fortress, 1992).

Brueggemann, W., "Biblical Theology Appropriately Postmodern", BTB 27 (1997) 4-9. Reprinted [same title] in A. O. Bellis – J. S. Kaminsky (eds.), Jews, Christians, and the Theology of the Hebrew Scriptures (Society of Biblical Literature. Symposium series, 8; Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2000) 97-108.

Brueggemann, W., "Theology of the Old Testament: A Prompt Retrospect", in T. Linafelt – T. K. Beal (eds.), God in the Fray: A Tribute to Walter Brueggemann (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998) 307-320. Reprinted [same title] in W. Brueggemann, The Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretation, and Other Essays. Edited by K. C. Hanson (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books; Cambridge: James Clarke, 2015) 163-179.

Brueggemann, W., "Contemporary Old Testament Theology: A Contextual Prospectus", Dialog 38 (1999) 108-116.

Brueggemann, W., "The Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretation", in E. Ball (ed.), In Search of True Wisdom: Essays in Old Testament Interpretation in Honour of Ronald E. Clements (JSOTSup 300; Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1999) 70-88. Reprinted [same title] in W. Brueggemann, The Role of Old Testament Theology in Old Testament Interpretation, and Other Essays. Edited by K. C. Hanson (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books; Cambridge: James Clarke, 2015) 1-21.

Brueggemann, W., "James Barr on Old Testament Theology: A Review of The Concept of Biblical Theology: An Old Testament Perspective", HBT 22 (2000) 58-74. See also Barr's reply: Barr, J., "Predictions and Surprises: A Response to Walter Brueggemann's Review", HBT 22 (2000) 93-119.

Brueggemann, W., "Symmetry and Extremity in the Images of YHWH", in L. G. Perdue (ed.), The Blackwell Companion to the Hebrew Bible (Blackwell Companions to Religion, 3; Oxford: Blackwell, 2001) 241-257.

Brueggemann, W., "The ABC's of Old Testament Theology in the US", ZAW 114 (2002) 412-432.

Brueggemann, W., Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes (Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox, 2002).

Brueggemann, W., Polyphonie und Einbildungskraft: Aufsätze zur Theologie des Alten Testaments (Wiener Alttestamentliche Studien, 4; Frankfurt am Main: Lang, 2004).

Brueggemann, W., The Book That Breathes New Life: Scriptural Authority and Biblical Theology (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2005).

Brueggemann, W., "Old Testament Theology", in J. W. Rogerson – J. M. Lieu (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006) 675-697 [Chap. 38].

Brueggemann, W., Old Testament Theology: An Introduction (Library of Biblical Theology, 1; Nashville, TN: Abingdon, 2008).

Brueggemann, W., An Unsettling God: The Heart of the Hebrew Bible (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2009).

Brueggemann, W., "Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy Revisited", CBQ 74 (2012) 28-38.

Brueggemann, W., "Futures in Old Testament Theology: Dialogic Engagement", HBT 37 (2015) 32-49.

Brueggemann, W., "Testimony That Breaks the Silence of Totalism", Int 70 (2016) 275-287.

III.    Debate about his Theology

Balogh, C. (ed.), Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy. Encountering the Theology of Walter Brueggemann // Tanúságtétel, vita, pártfogás. Találkozások Walter Brueggemann teológiájával (Kolozsvár: Exit, 2014). [Seven scholars discuss the work of Brueggemann on the occasion of the publication of the Hungarian version of his Theology; for the essay of J. Jeremias, which discusses Brueggemann's work among other points, see here.]

Barr, J., The Concept of Biblical Theology. An Old Testament Perspective (London: SCM, 1999), espec. Chap. 31 (pp. 541-562).

Bellis, A. O., "Walter Brueggemann and James Barr: Old Testament Theology and Inclusivity", RelSRev 27 (2001) 233-238.

Bergsma, J. S., "Useful for the Church? A Critique of Walter Brueggemann's Theology of the Old Testament", CTJ 35 (2000) 105-135.

Capek, F., "The Double Rhetoric of Brueggemann's Theology: Hegemony as a Rhetorical Construct", BN 110 (2001) 55-65; = Capek, F., "The Double Rhetoric of Brueggemann's Theology. Hegemony as a Rhetorical Construct", CV 43 (2001) 60-76.

Childs, B. S., "Walter Brueggemann's Theology of the Old Testament. Testimony, Dispute, Advocacy", SJT 53 (2000) 228-233;  followed by W. Brueggemann, "A Response to Professor Childs": 234-238.

Dubbink, J., "'Reality is Highly Overrated': God in Language and Reality in Brueggemann's 'Theology of the Old Testament'", Communio viatorum 51 (2009) 240-249.

Edmondson, S., "Christ and History: Hermeneutical Convergence in Calvin and its Challenge to Biblical Theology", Modern Theology 21 (2005) 3-35.

Fretheim, T. E., "Some Reflections on Brueggemann's God", in T. Linafelt – T. K. Beal (eds.), God in the Fray: A Tribute to Walter Brueggemann (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998) 24-37.

Gottwald, N. K., "Rhetorical, Historical, and Ontological Counterpoints in Doing Old Testament Theology", in T. Linafelt – T. K. Beal (eds.), God in the Fray: A Tribute to Walter Brueggemann (Minneapolis: Fortress, 1998) 11-23.

Gowan, D. E., "Brueggemann's Old Testament Theology: A Review Article", HBT 20 (1998) 89-98.

Hagelia, H., Three Old Testament Theologies for Today: Helge S. Kvanvig, Walter Brueggemann and Erhard Gerstenberger (Hebrew Bible Monographs, 44; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2012).

Jeremias, J., "Neuere Entwürfe zu einer 'Theologie des Alten Testaments'", VF 48 (2003) 47-50 [29-58]. Reprinted [same title] in B. Janowski (ed.), Theologie und Exegese des Alten Testaments / der Hebräischen Bibel: Zwischenbilanz und Zukunftsperspektiven (SBS Jubiläumsband, 200; Stuttgart: Katholisches Bibelwerk, 2005) 145-149 [125-158]. Reprinted again [same title] in J. Jeremias, Studien zur Theologie des Alten Testaments. Hrsg. von F. Hartenstein und J. Krispenz (FAT 99; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2015) 15-46.

Kaminsky, J. S. – M. S. Odell – R. Rendtorff, [Reviews of W. Brueggemann, Theology of the Old Testament], Reviews of Biblical Literature 1 (1999) 1-21 [Kaminsky 1-6; Odell 6-11; Rendtorff 11-17. Response by Brueggemann 17-21].

Kaplan, J. – R. Williamson, Jr. (eds.), Imagination, Ideology and Inspiration: Echoes of Brueggemann in a New Generation (Hebrew Bible Monographs, 72; Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2015). [fourteen of Brueggemann's former students discuss his work]

Levenson, J. D., "Is Brueggemann Really a Pluralist?", HTR 93 (2000) 265-294.

Meadowcroft, T., "Method and Old Testament Theology: Barr, Brueggemann, and Goldingay Considered", TynBul 57 (2006) 35-56.

Reventlow, H. Graf, "Biblische, besonders alttestamentliche Theologie und Hermeneutik, I", TRu 70 (2005) 9-11 [1-43].

Talstra, E., "'What You See Is What You Get': The Passion of a Literary Character?" in J. K. Aitken – J. M. S. Clines – C. M. Maier (eds.), Interested Readers: Essays on the Hebrew Bible in Honor of David J. A. Clines (Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013) 169-181.

Talstra, E., "Van Priesters, Predikers en Partiznen. Walter Brueggemann en de theologie van het Oude Testament", in J. Dubbink (ed.), Bijbelse Theologie (ACEBT 30; Bergambacht: Uitgeverij 2VM, 2015) 73-88.

Vaughn, A. G., "Can We Write a History of Israel Today?", in J. Hoffmeier – A. Millard (eds.), The Future of Biblical Archaeology: Reassessing Methodologies and Assumptions. The Proceedings of a Symposium, August 12-14, 2001 at Trinity International University (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 2004) 368-385.

Wenham, G. J., "Walter Brueggemann – An Old Testament Theology for the New Millennium?", EuroJTh 8 (1999) 169-176.