Fuller Theological Seminary

proudly presents

Fuller Forum:
“Justice, Grace, and Law in the Mission of God”
featuring Walter Brueggemann

Thursday, April 30 – Saturday, May 2, 2015
Pasadena, California

About the Event

In today’s complex political, socioeconomic, and judicial landscape, how do we balance grace, justice, and the rule of law?

Walter Brueggemann, one of the most highly respected biblical scholars of our time, will join Fuller faculty to draw insights for us from theology, missiology, and psychology—and lead us through three days of stimulating discussion.

About Walter Brueggemann

Walter-BrueggemannProphetic-Imagination-and-Praying-the-Psalms-by-Walter-Brueggemann Walter Brueggemann is one of the most influential Bible interpreters of our time. He is 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 Eden Theological Seminary (1961–1986) and Columbia Theological Seminary (1986–2003). He is currently William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia.

Brueggemann’s primary method with the text is rhetorical criticism. Words matter to Brueggemann, and one can tell that by listening to him speak, as he grapples with and delves into particularly theologically significant words. His magnum opus, Theology of the Old Testament (1997), is a rhetorical-critical look at the Old Testament through the lenses of “testimony, dispute, and advocacy.”

Many have come to know Brueggemann through his book The Prophetic Imagination, originally published in 1978. His best-known work, however, may be Message of the Psalms. Numerous church leaders have used this work as a new way of organizing and processing the Psalms. He has been writing about the Psalms since 1982, and he continues to this day, with a commentary published in 2014.

Church leaders find a friend in Brueggemann, an ordained minister in the United Church of Christ. His work inspires, energizes, and convicts, and he always makes time to interact personally with those to whom he speaks at large events.

Forum Speakers

Strawn_Brad - Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology

Christena Cleveland

Social Psychologist and Associate Professor of Reconciliation Studies at Bethel University

Goldingay_John-David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament

John Goldingay

David Allan Hubbard Professor of Old Testament


Bethany Hoang

Special Advisor and Founding Director for IJM’s Institute for Biblical Justice

Lee_Cameron-Professor of Marriage and Family Studies

Cameron Lee

Professor of Marriage and Family Studies

Lee_Kyong-Jin - Assistant Professor of Old Testament Studies

Kyong-Jin Lee

Assistant Professor of Old Testament Studies


Pastor Michael McBride

Director for the Lifelines to Healing Campaign with the PICO National Network

Ramirez-Johnson - Professor of Intercultural Studies

Johnny Ramírez-Johnson

Professor of Intercultural Studies

Strawn_Brad - Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology

Brad Strawn

Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology


Amos Yong

Director of the Center for Missiological Research (CMR) and Professor of Theology and Mission

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