Embracing the Transformation

Embracing the Transformation

by Walter Brueggemann, K. C. Hanson (Editor)


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"Like athletes, preachers carry inside them the voices of their most challenging coaches—people who have encouraged them to dig deeper, stretch farther, and more faithfully pursue their craft and calling. In these crystalline essays, Walter Brueggemann is that voice again, shaking us free of the dust of our own diminished expectations, bolstering our best instincts, and consistently pointing us toward a gospel that would make the powers and principalities tremble."
—Scott Black Johnston, Senior Pastor, Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church

"Richly informed by Scripture, this superb book is a must-read for preachers and, indeed, for laity who love the Word. Brueggemann's theological interpretation of the biblical text strikes the mind and heart and calls out the church as an alternative community to embrace the work of transformation God is doing in the world. Brueggemann's books always inform and inspire, but as I read this extraordinary text, I found myself over and over again giving thanks to God."
—Tex Sample, Professor Emeritus of Church and Society, Saint Paul School of Theology

"In this splendid collection of essays, we encounter the Walter Brueggemann we have come to expect—wise, edgy, original, provocative, stimulating to preachers, and deeply encouraging to a church in quest of a prophetic, bold, and vital faith."
—Thomas G. Long, Professor of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781620322642
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 114
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He is past President of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience, David and His Theologian, Praying the Psalms, A Pathway of Interpretation, and Ichabod toward Home.

Table of Contents

Foreword K. C. Hanson vii

Preface ix

1 An Imaginative "Or" 1

2 Advent: Departure and Homecoming 24

3 Embracing the Transformation 38

4 From Windows Overlooking the Street 54

5 Ministry Among: The Power of Blessing 58

6 Some Missing Prerequisites 71

7 Walk Humbly with Your God 83

Bibliography 93

Index of Scripture 97

Index of Names 102

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