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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Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Toward this end, Brueggemann devotes the final section of The Prophetic
Imagination to a move from the imagination of the prophets and Jesus to the
practices of the church today.34 His special concern here is the ministry of the
church in the ...

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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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

The Practice of Homefulness

The Practice of Homefulness

But of course, it is the vocation of prophetic imagination to assert that because of
holy governance such autonomy is a self-destructive illusion. The alliance
Yahweh has made with Nebuchadnezzar is a real one that brings honor and
victory to ...

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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Into Your Hand

Into Your Hand

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: 9781498206488

Category: Religion

Page: 64

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This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of "The Seven Last Words of the Cross," utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. These utterances are drawn from the several gospel narratives. In the liturgical life of the church, however, the sequence has a significance and staying power of its own quite apart from the gospel narratives in which the utterances are embedded. These sermons take seriously the faith voiced by Jesus in his context of wretched abuse by the Roman Empire. They attempt, moreover, to connect that reality of faith and abuse in our contemporary world of concentrated, ruthless power. The intent of such sermons on Good Friday is to replicate for us in our context what such an interface of faith and abuse must have been like. These sermons were preached last Good Friday in the preacher's home congregation.
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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

Drinking from the Wells of New Creation

Drinking from the Wells of New Creation

The Holy Spirit and the Imagination in Reconciliation Kerry Dearborn. 312. ...
Dearborn, Baptized Imagination, 92–93, quoting MacDonald, “Imagination,” 14;
Castle Warwick, 46. 320. ... Brueggemann, Practice of Prophetic Imagination, 131
.

Author: Kerry Dearborn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630875244

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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"Dearborn provides us with the gift of deep insight into the heart of God and the ways of the Spirit to open our eyes, our hearts, our homes, and our lives to God and others. Through profound theological reflection interwoven with compelling stories, this book draws us into God's healing love and new creation. I pray God uses this great book to release the vision of Amos to which I've dedicated my life." --John Perkins author of Let Justice Roll Down
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A Pathway of Interpretation

A Pathway of Interpretation

... to think again about imagination, though I had already written Prophetic
Imagination before I happened onto Ricoeur.18 Since then I have, for a very long
time, worked on understanding imagination as a practice of interpretation that
required ...

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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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

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The Moral Imagination

The Moral Imagination

W. H. Auden's Moral Imagination. Lewiston, N.Y.: Mellen. Brueggemann, Walter.
2001. The Prophetic Imagination, 2d ed. Minneapolis, Minn.: Fortress. Burdette,
Patricia Wells. 2003. “The Power of the Spirit: American Indian Worldview and ...

Author: John Paul Lederach

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198038941

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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John Paul Lederach's work in the field of conciliation and mediation is internationally recognized. As founding Director of the Conflict Transformation Program and Institute of Peacebuilding at Eastern Mennonite University, he has provided consultation and direct mediation in a range of situations from the Miskito/Sandinista conflict in Nicaragua to Somalia, Northern Ireland, the Basque Country, and the Philippines. His influential 1997 book Building Peace has become a classic in the discipline. This new book represents his thinking and learning over the past several years. He explores the evolution of his understanding of peacebuilding by reflecting on his own experiences in the field. Peacebuilding, in his view, is both a learned skill and an art. Finding this art, he says, requires a worldview shift. Conflict professionals must envision their work as a creative act - an exercise of what Lederach terms the "moral imagination."
Categories: Social Science

Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology

Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology

It is the prophet ' s imagination that plumbs the possibilities , the significant
alternatives to the current situation of tension . ... American theologian Rubem
Alves for the classic explanation of prophetic imagination : ' ' The practice of
imagination ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UTEXAS:059172136997133

Category: Hispanic American Catholics

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Categories: Hispanic American Catholics

Choosing Peace Through Daily Practices

Choosing Peace Through Daily Practices

Prophets , whether they communicate to us through texts or rise up from today ' s
marginalized communities , challenge those ... 10 The unreasonableness of the
prophetic imagination is a central theme in a more recent text by Mary Grey ...

Author: Ellen Ott Marshall

Publisher:

ISBN: 0829816429

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Choosing Peace through Daily Practice is intended for people who feel both called to and daunted by the vocation of peacemaking. How do we live out this calling in a world that seeks peace through violence? How do we live out this calling in a society that understands peace as the absence of violence, rather than the presence of justice? How do we live out this calling in a time when the daily news reinforces the perception that peace is truly untenable? The contributors, all of whom teach at Claremont School of Theology, argue in their essays that we live out this calling by practicing peace in and through our daily devotions, work, and interaction with others. The first set of essays explores the vocation of peacemaking explains practices language, and highlights the connection between the processes of peace in the world and peace in the home. The remaining chapters describe practices of peacemaking in spiritual life, classroom discourse, congregational ministry, and community interaction.
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Religious Book Review

Religious Book Review

THE PROPHETIC IMAGINATION WALTER BRUEGGEMANN 1 Old Testament
teacher Brueggemann finds in the Prophets , and later in Jesus , the trait of
prophetic ... It balances the truth of God's freedom and the practice of human
justice .

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Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036866708

Category: Religious literature

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Restorative Christ

Restorative Christ

Imagination is required to practice non-retaliation and nonviolence. Why?
Because imagination cultivates forgiveness and ... the prophetic imagination is
about telling a particular story. It is about announcing the revelation that God has
made ...

Author: Geoff Broughton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630877484

Category: Religion

Page: 204

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The conviction that Jesus is the restorative Christ demands a commitment to the justice he articulated. The justice of the restorative Christ is justice with reconciliation, justice with repentance, justice with repair, and justice without retaliation. The Gospel of Luke and the book of Acts portray the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the radical concept of "enemy-love." In conversation with Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Jesus-for-others), John Howard Yoder (a nonviolent Jesus), Miroslav Volf (an embracing Jesus), and Chris Marshall (a compassionate Jesus), Broughton demonstrates what the restorative Christ means for us today. Following the restorative Christ faithfully involves imaginative disciplines (seeing, remembering, and desiring), conversational disciplines (naming, questioning, and forgiving), and embodied disciplines (absorbing, repairing, and embracing).
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United and Uniting

United and Uniting

In his book The Prophetic Imagination ( 1978 ) Brueggemann highlights the
stance of the Hebrew prophets and the ministry of ... After serving SOURCE :
Walter Brueggemann , “ A Note on the Practice of Ministry , ” in The Prophetic
Imagination ...

Author: Fredrick R. Trost

Publisher: Living Theological Heritage of

ISBN: 0829811133

Category: Religion

Page: 828

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The United Church of Christ has developed its distinctive theological identity since 1957, having drawn upon the four mainstream traditions and various hidden histories that came together at its birth. It has been profoundly shaped by movements for racial and social justice, the organizational thrust of old-line Protestantism, the changing role of women, new patterns of immigration, and ongoing ecumenical efforts to embody the unity of the Christian church. This seventh volume showcases the theological work of the United Church of Christ from 1957 to 2000 and invites its leaders and members to become more theologically self-conscious.
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Tending to the Holy

Tending to the Holy

Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination (Minneapolis: Fortress Press,
2001), ix, xx. 6. Delia Halverson, The Gift of Hospitality: In Church, in the Home, in
All of Life (St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999), 13, 16. 7. Amy Oden, God's Welcome:
 ...

Author: Bruce G. Epperly

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566996471

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry invites pastors to embody their deepest beliefs in the routine and surprising tasks of ministry. Inspired by Brother Lawrence's classic text in spirituality, Tending to the Holy integrates the wisdom and practices of the Christian spiritual tradition with the commonplace practices of pastoral ministry. Bruce and Katherine Epperly utilize a variety of spiritual disciplines especially Benedictine, Celtic, Ignatian, Rhineland, and process spiritualities to provide a framework for helping clergy nurture the awareness of God, creative imagination, and personal well-being in every aspect of their ministerial lives. Practicing God's presence in the ordinary tasks of ministry inspires wholeness, spiritual transformation, vision, imagination, endurance, and healthy self-differentiation in ministry. Commitment to joining spiritual practices with the routine and repetitive tasks of ministry provides an important antidote to unhealthy stress, burnout, and loss of vision in ministry. By seeing their congregational leadership in terms of spiritual transformation, imaginative practice, and relational interdependence, ordinary ministerial practices can become ways pastors can deepen their relationship with God. Growing out of their work with pastors at every season of ministry, as well as combined ministerial experience of nearly sixty years, Bruce and Katherine Epperly invite pastoral leaders to complement and expand on their understanding of spiritual leadership, pastoral excellence, and self-care, integrating traditional and contemporary spiritual practices with the concrete arts of ministry.
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Theology and Human Flourishing

Theology and Human Flourishing

Thus, the prophetic imagination of the all-inclusive shalom of God, “exposes and
shatters the destructive illusions that hold people and societies captive.” What
these authors demonstrate is that the products of prophetic imagination can be ...

Author: Mike Higton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781621898849

Category: Religion

Page: 322

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This collection of essays is a celebration of the work of Timothy Gorringe. Like his theology, it is animated by a delighted and critical engagement with the diverse facets of human social life, and by a passionate concern to wrestle with the Bible and the Christian tradition in pursuit of human flourishing. The built environment, politics, education, art: these essays by leading Christian theologians ask what it means for Christian theology to concern itself with, to immerse itself in, and to risk critical commentary on, each of these and more. The collection follows the same rhythm that animates Gorringe's work: insistent attention to the Christian tradition in the light of the particular contexts where human flourishing is imagined, fought for, embodied and betrayed; and a critical, constructive and celebratory examination of those contexts in the light of the Christian tradition. The contributions are very diverse, touching on everything from city life to human curiosity, poverty to genocide--but they are united by a passion to make theological sense of human flourishing.
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Dissertation Abstracts International

Dissertation Abstracts International

This dissertation is written within the field of Christian Education and explores the
educational systems and practices ... Relying upon Walter Brueggemann ' s work
The Prophetic Imagination and The Creative Word : Canon as A Model for ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131546348

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic