Using God's Resources Wisely / Edition 1

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Overview

New and different readings of biblical texts are one consequence of a growing awareness of the environmental crisis and how it relates to social relations, especially in urban settings. Walter Brueggemann explores readings from Isaiah and how they relate to the environment and urban crisis. He approaches the readings as an artistic-theological history of the city of Jerusalem--a case study of urban environmental crisis that resulted from a lost sense of covenantal neighborliness. Reflecting on Jerusalem, its failure, demise, and prospect, Brueggemann uncovers some alarming parallels in today's urban cities, and offers a demanding but hopeful challenge to faith.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664254605
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/18/2004
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Product dimensions: 0.23 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the world's leading interpreter of the Old Testament, and is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination and Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes.
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Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 3
1 God's Great "Instead" (Isaiah 2:6-9; 3:1-5; 3:18-4:1) 5
2 Winds of Newness (Isaiah 11:1-9) 17
3 Forgetting the Present . . . Forfeiting the Future (Isaiah 39:1-8) 33
4 A Struggle for the "Other" (Isaiah 56:1-8) 47
5 God's Poor as the Future's Prerequisite (Isaiah 58:1-14) 61
6 Afterward . . . In the Meantime (Isaiah 65:17-25) 77
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