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

Communicative theology

Communicative theology

This book picks up these reactions and answers them by introducing critical-constructive contributions and by suggesting further developments.

Author: Matthias Scharer

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783643501264

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Die zahlreichen Publikationen zur Kommunikativen Theologie in den letzten Jahren haben unterschiedliche Reaktionen ausgelost. Dieses Buch greift diese auf, bringt kritisch-konstruktive Anfragen und zeigt Weiterfuhrungen auf. *** During the last few years numerous communicative-theological publications have triggered off different reactions. This book picks up these reactions and answers them by introducing critical-constructive contributions and by suggesting further developments.
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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

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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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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Tenacious Solidarity

Tenacious Solidarity

Brueggemann consistently attempts to weave the biblical texts--vested as they are with the authority of a storyteller--into the deep contours of his readers' experiences, in order to foster a tenacious solidarity that might overcome both ...

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 9781506447711

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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Tenacious Solidarity features essays and new writings from 2014 to 2018. As all of Walter Brueggemann's writing is, the chapters are deeply biblical while also concerned with the identities, practices, and obligations of religious communities in contemporary contexts within the United States. Brueggemann consistently attempts to weave the biblical texts--vested as they are with the authority of a storyteller--into the deep contours of his readers' experiences, in order to foster a tenacious solidarity that might overcome both the psychic numbness cultivated by a 24-hour news cycle as well as the anxious possessiveness nurtured by so many privatized spiritualities. Brueggemann brings the "transformative potential" of the biblical texts to bear on critical contemporary contexts, including but not limited to economic disparities, racial injustice and white supremacy, climate and care for creation, and the power of memory and mentoring. He delves deeply in the Psalms, which he says, "provides a foundational script for living into the fullest and deepest realities of human existence." And he draws from the Prophets his foundational concept of totalism, which he defines as "automated fragmentation of social life such that we habitually and callously disregard our relations with others."
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A Sacramental Prophetic Vision

A Sacramental Prophetic Vision

In A Sacramental-Prophetic Vision, Eggemeier maintains that the vital key for cultivating these traditions in the present is to situate these spiritualities in the context of spiritual exercises or ascetical practices that enable Christians ...

Author: Matthew T. Eggemeier

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814680926

Category: Religion

Page: 196

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The sacramental and prophetic traditions of Christian spirituality, suggests Matthew Eggemeier, possess critical resources for responding to the contemporary social crises of widespread ecological degradation and the innocent suffering of the crucified poor. In A Sacramental-Prophetic Vision, Eggemeier maintains that the vital key for cultivating these traditions in the present is to situate these spiritualities in the context of spiritual exercises or ascetical practices that enable Christians to live more deeply in the presence of God (coram Deo) and in turn to make this presence visible in a suffering world.
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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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Michigan Law Review

Michigan Law Review

Imagination is the great enemy of the empire of force , because it is an
unregulated practice of an alternative that cannot be ... On the topic as it relates to
reading texts , see Walter BRUEGGEMANN , HOPEFUL IMAGINATION :
PROPHETIC ...

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ISBN: NYPL:33433073491353

Category: Law

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Categories: Law

Critical Social Theory

Critical Social Theory

Finally, in Part 3 Simpson shows how Christian theology employs critical social theory for the tasks of prophetic reason in a global civil society.Simpson's work is at once a programmatic introduction and a creative theological proposal for ...

Author: Gary M. Simpson

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451408323

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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Critical theory explained and espousedSimpson ably introduces critical social theory, the German-born intellectual movement that has spawned sharp criticisms of modernity, its use of reason, and our highly technological, bureaucratic culture. Part 1 recounts the emergence of critical social theory within the Frankfurt School of Social Research and the theological stirrings that the Frankfurt project sparked, especially in Paul Tillich. Part 2 explores J rgen Habermas' reconception and expansion of critical social theory, especially his ideas about hermeneutics, praxis, communicative action, and civil society as the locus of prophetic social movements. Finally, in Part 3 Simpson shows how Christian theology employs critical social theory for the tasks of prophetic reason in a global civil society.Simpson's work is at once a programmatic introduction and a creative theological proposal for public theology.
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Wrestling with the Prophets

Wrestling with the Prophets

Art as meditation is deeply ecumenical because all peoples regardless of
religious tradition share these elements of our existence in common : body ;
prophecy ; imagination ; dialectical consciousness ; discipline . To explore them
as we must ...

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

ISBN: UCSC:32106012223951

Category: Religion

Page: 318

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Only from Matthew Fox--the post-denominational priest silenced by the Vatican and dismissed by the Dominican Order for his controversial views--can readers expect these 15 profound and hard-hitting essays on such varied topics as AIDS, homosexuality, spiritual feminism, environmental revolution and Christian mysticism.
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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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ISBN: UOM:39015036866708

Category: Religious literature

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Categories: Religious literature

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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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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The Review of Reviews

The Review of Reviews

An Interview with Major - General Leonard Wood , U. S. A. TO train soldiers for
war by giving them utive abilities and prophetic imagination of practice under
conditions as nearly Major - General Leonard Wood , who , on identical as
possible ...

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ISBN: CHI:23307362

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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 ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131546348

Category: Dissertations, Academic

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Categories: Dissertations, Academic

Isaiah 1 39

Isaiah  1 39

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

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 0664255248

Category: Religion

Page: 314

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