The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

by Walter Brueggemann
     
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800698973
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/01/2012
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
607,032
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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