In OLD TESTAMENT THEOLOGY, WALTER BRUEGGEMANN addresses the necessity for thinking about the shape and structure of Old Testament theology--and the impact such thinking can have on the large issues of contemporary life. He draws on the work of persons from all academic and intellectual disciplines and incorporates them in a seminal way in his theology. Writers in the areas of theology, psychology, the social sciences, and politics are examined as providing possible basic models for talking about the Old Testament. The Old Testament is seen to be something that has intelligible and significant connections to many facets of modern life. This is a selection of Brueggemann's essays previously published in various journals and books. ABOUT THE AUTHOR: WALTER BRUEGGEMANN is Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Atlanta, and past President of the Society of Biblical Literature.