The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

The necessary context of prophetic preaching, Walter Brueggemann argues, is "a contestation between narratives" the dominant narrative of our time, which promoting self-sufficiency at the national level (through militarism) and the personal ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419764

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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The necessary context of prophetic preaching, Walter Brueggemann argues, is "a contestation between narratives" the dominant narrative of our time, which promoting self-sufficiency at the national level (through militarism) and the personal (through consumerism), and the countervailing narrative of a world claimed by a God who is gracious, uncompromising--and real. In previous work Brueggemann has pointed us again and again to the indispensability of imagination. Here he writes for those who bear responsibility for regular proclamation in communities of faith, describing the discipline of a prophetic imagination that is unflinchingly realistic and unwaveringly candid.
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The Prophetic Imagination

The Prophetic Imagination

This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506449319

Category: Religion

Page: 150

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A classic text in biblical theology--still relevant for today and tomorrow. In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible. He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the "totalism" of the day. Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people, but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.
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Prophets in the Pews

Prophets in the Pews

Author: Andrew McAuley Smith

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:42756688

Category: Lay ministry

Page: 344

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Categories: Lay ministry

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Such was the sinful situation in ancient Israel that God called the ancient
prophets to speak against. Practices of idolatry, infidelity to the covenant,
oppression of the poor, the widow and the orphan had become so commonplace
and ...

Author: Jamie Gates

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621895886

Category: Religion

Page: 268

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Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination searches through biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and history to discern the strands of God's justice and reconciliation at work in the contemporary world. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination challenges Christians to engage the most troubling social problems of our time by first drinking deeply from the well of the historic prophetic traditions. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination witnesses to a God that raises up prophets to speak at critical moments in every time, and to what it might look like for the Church to nurture the soil from which such prophetic voices spring. Rarely do such a wide variety of authors from such different backgrounds and vocations get together to name what the prophetic work of God looks like in our midst. The radical justice and reconciliation of God can be found in every corner of life, if we know where to look for it; Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination provides some guidance in this direction. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination celebrates and seeks to build upon the legacy of eminent biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann's seminal work The Prophetic Imagination, first published in 1978, by assessing the core insights and themes he develops through a number of different lenses. These include contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and church history. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination also discusses the extent to which the Christian prophetic tradition continues to speak meaningfully within the contemporary world and thereby seeks to be a source for inspiring future generations of Christian prophets to do likewise.
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Prophetic Imagination

Prophetic Imagination

Practice. of. Ministry. Summary. First let me summarize the argument. Something
new happened in history with the ... and more than a prophet, I argue, practiced
in most radical form the main elements of prophetic ministry and imagination.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419702

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Here he traces the broad sweep from Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus. He highlights that the prophetic vision and not only embraces the pain of the people but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. In this new edition, Brueggemann has completely revised the text, updated the notes, and added a new preface.
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The Practice of Homefulness

The Practice of Homefulness

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word.
Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012. With Carolyn Sharpe. Living Countertestimony:
Conversations with Walter Brueggemann. Louisville: Westminster John Knox,
2012.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873561

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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Contents 1 The Practice of Homefulness 2 A Myriad of Truth and Reconciliation Commissions 3 Bragging about the Right Stuff 4 A Culture of Life and the Politics of Death 5 Elisha as the Original Pentecost Guy 6 The Stunning Outcome of a One-Person Search Committee 7 The Non-negotiable Price of Sanity 8 The Family as World-Maker
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Hope Within History

Hope Within History

Within a culture that is presently shaped by values of hopelessness, Walter Brueggemann looks at the biblical text and finds the resources for a hope within history, a hope that challenges hopelessness and dispair.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0804209189

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Within a culture that is presently shaped by values of hopelessness, Walter Brueggemann looks at the biblical text and finds the resources for a hope within history, a hope that challenges hopelessness and dispair. Hope within History describes how individuals and churches can grow even when at odds with their social context, addresses the theological question of how we experience hope in our historical-biblical context, and provides a model for faith development based on our understanding of hope within history as set forth in the biblical narrative.
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The Ethical Implications of Flannery O Connor s prophetic Imagination

The Ethical Implications of Flannery O Connor s  prophetic Imagination

According to Gerald Graff , what William Wimsatt and Monroe Beardsly were
attacking in their essay " The Intentional Fallacy " " was not the practice of looking
for authorial intention , but the practice of determining that intention only from ...

Author: Karl Edward Martin

Publisher:

ISBN: MINN:31951D00445180M

Category: Imagination

Page: 550

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Categories: Imagination

Reason Unbound

Reason Unbound

On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy Mohammad Azadpur ...
Imagination,. and. Prophecy. Thus far, I have discussed the employment of
spiritual exercises in Islamic Peripateticism to the point of the intellect's
conjunction with ...

Author: Mohammad Azadpur

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9781438437644

Category: Philosophy

Page: 187

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A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy
Categories: Philosophy

Cadences of Home

Cadences of Home

A powerful perspective about preaching, "Cadences of Home" suggests that sermons must speak to those who are lost and searching for their rightful home.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664257496

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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A powerful perspective about preaching, "Cadences of Home" suggests that sermons must speak to those who are lost and searching for their rightful home. Brueggemann argues for a dynamic transformation of preaching to proclaim to the world that there is a home for all people.
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The Word that Redescribes the World

The Word that Redescribes the World

His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781451419818

Category: Religion

Page: 237

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In the last several years, Walter Brueggemann's writings have directly addressed the situation of Christian communities in today's globalized context, with its consumerist lifestyles, vast inequalities, and near-imperial exercises of power. His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable. In the people Israel Brueggemann finds a model of an alternative community - anchored in YHWH, ever exploring new possibilities, and prophetically bent against empire. Part I: The Word Redescribing the World Part II: The Word Redefining the Possible Part III: The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship
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A Pathway of Interpretation

A Pathway of Interpretation

17 Eventually Ricoeur permitted me to think again about imagination, though I
had already written Prophetic ... worked on understanding imagination as a
practice of interpretation that required me to move out beyond the methods in
which I ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621893349

Category: Religion

Page: 180

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Writing with the pastor and student in mind, Walter Brueggemann provides guidance for interpreting Old Testament texts. He offers both advice for the interpreter as well as examples of working with different sorts of passages: from narratives, prophecies, and Psalms. He also demonstrates how to work thematically, drawing together threads from different traditions. His goal is to work through the rhetoric of these passages to reach toward theological interpretation. These investigations indicate Brueggemann's conviction that the process of moving from text to interpretive outcome is an artistic enterprise that can be learned and practiced.
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The Covenanted Self

The Covenanted Self

His creative use of metaphor and imagination invite the reader to encounter freshly in these biblical texts God's call and the work of justice.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419562

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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These exciting studies on the first five books of the Bible cover a wide range of topics, challenging the reader to confront the issues of faithfulness, responsibility, and justice in an ever-changing world. Brueggemann sets the issues of praise and lament, grace and duty, truth and power in new frames of reference that call for a response. He demonstrates that the Christian reader of the Bible cannot blithely pass over the Pentateuch as simply pre-Christian and without relevance. His creative use of metaphor and imagination invite the reader to encounter freshly in these biblical texts God's call and the work of justice.
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The Prophet and the Bodhisattva

The Prophet and the Bodhisattva

Berrigan's prophetic imagination is expressed in the form of his writings on the
prophets. Chapter 1 described Berrigan's twenty-five-years-long wrestling match.
“Lacerating, relentless and intemperate,” each prophet lays hold of us as he ...

Author: Charles R. Strain

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630873325

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Can religious individuals and communities learn from each other in ways that will lead them to collaborate in addressing the great ethical challenges of our time, including climate change and endless warfare? This is the central question underlying The Prophet and the Bodhisattva. It juxtaposes two figures emblematic of an ideal moral life: the prophet as it evolved in ancient Israel and the bodhisattva as it flowered in Mahayana Buddhism. In particular, The Prophet and the Bodhisattva focuses on Daniel Berrigan and Thich Nhat Hanh, who in their lives embody and in their writings reflect upon their respective moral type. Berrigan, a Jesuit priest, pacifist, and poet, is best known for burning draft files in 1968 and for hammering and pouring blood on a nuclear warhead in 1980. His extensive writings on the Hebrew prophets reflect his life of nonviolent activism. Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk, Vietnamese exile, and poet struggled to end the conflict during the Vietnam War. Since then he has led the global movement that he named Engaged Buddhism and has written many commentaries on Mahayana scriptures. For fifty years both have been teaching us how to pursue peace and justice, a legacy we can draw upon to build a social ethics for our time.
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An Introduction to the Old Testament

An Introduction to the Old Testament

This work introduces the reader to the broad theological and chronological sweep of the Old Testament.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664224121

Category: Religion

Page: 434

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This work introduces the reader to the broad theological and chronological sweep of the Old Testament. It covers every book of the Old Testament in the order in which it appears in the Hebrew Bible and treats the issues and methods in contemporary interpretations without jargon.
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Good News from the Barrio

Good News from the Barrio

In what follows, I argue that the good news of Jesus Christ requires a prophetic
imagination that makes the church present in mission and in the suffering of the
least members of society.9 PROPHETIC IMAGINATION Today the middle-class ...

Author: Harold Joseph Recinos

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664235484

Category: Religion

Page:

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In a world divided by race, ethnicity, gender, violence, and hate, Harold Recinos's Good News from the Barrio explores the ways in which the good news of the gospel is at work in Latino barrios. He challenges Christians to listen to the gospel in these contexts and offer a prophetic witness to the nation and the church.
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Reality Grief Hope

Reality  Grief  Hope

" In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781467440363

Category: Religion

Page: 179

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Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him "a kind of theological rock star." In this new book Brueggemann incisively probes our society-in-crisis from the ground up. Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair. Brueggemann’s Reality, Grief, Hope boldly confronts the dominant forces of our time, taking on principalities and powers that vie for our souls, and calls the church to courageous action.
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Isaiah 40 66

Isaiah  40 66

Enthält: Vol. 1: Isaiah 1-39; Vol. 2: Isaiah 40-66.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664257917

Category: Religion

Page: 276

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Enthält: Vol. 1: Isaiah 1-39; Vol. 2: Isaiah 40-66.
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Truth Speaks to Power

Truth Speaks to Power

But this is not always obvious at first glance. A closer look reveals that the text actually contradicts the apparent meaning of an innocent, face-value reading.

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664239145

Category: Religion

Page: 167

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World-renowned biblical interpreter Walter Brueggemann invites readers to take a closer look at the subversive messages found within the Old Testament. Brueggemann asserts that the Bible presents a "sustained contestation" over truth, in which established institutions of power do not always prevail. But this is not always obvious at first glance. A closer look reveals that the text actually contradicts the apparent meaning of an innocent, face-value reading. Brueggemann invites the reader into this thick complexity of the textual reading, where the authority of power is undermined in cunning and compelling ways. He insists that we are--as readers and interpreters--always contestants for truth, whether we recognize ourselves as such or not.
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