Using rhetorical criticism as Scripture analysis
On Saturday, September 17th, Walter Brueggemann will deliver two guest lectures at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Charlottesville, Virginia. Brueggemann’s first lecture at 11:00 am, entitled “Follow the Money,” will review the ways in which the Bible characteristically responds to “an economy of extraction” and proposes alternatives to such practice. Following a lunch intermission, he will deliver a second lecture reflecting on the way in which chosenness (ancient Israel, the Church, the USA, or whites) tilts regularly toward violence in “Choosing Against Our Chosenness” at 1:30 pm.
Both events are free, and the public is invited to attend. Lunch will be held between lectures and Brueggemann’s most recent books will be available for purchase. Free parking is also available onsite.
Brueggemann’s lectures are sponsored by the Endowed Lectureship in Contemporary Theology, WPC and co-sponsored by the Virginia Center for the Study of Religion and the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.
Walter Brueggemann is known as one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. The author of over one hundred books and numerous scholarly articles, he continues to be a highly sought-after speaker. Brueggemann has served as faculty at two institutions in his career: Eden Theological Seminary (1961-1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986-2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters professor emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia. His publications include Theology of the Old Testament (1997), Message of the Psalms (1985), and The Prophetic Imagination (1978).