Journey to the Common Good (Google eBook)

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Westminster John Knox Press, Jan 1, 2010 - 120 pages
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Respected author and theologian Walter Brueggemann turns his discerning eye to the most critical yet basic needs of a world adapting to a new era, an era defined in large part by America's efforts to rebuild from an age of terror even as it navigates its way through an economic collapse. Yet in spite of these great challenges, Brueggemann calls us to journey together to the common good through neighborliness, covenanting, and reconstruction. Such a concept may seem overwhelming, but writing with his usual theological acumen and social awareness Brueggemann distills this challenge to its most basic issues: where is the church going? What is its role in contemporary society? What lessons does it have to offer a world enmeshed in such turbulent times? The answer is the same answer God gave to the Israelites thousands of years ago: love your neighbor and work for the common good. Brueggemann considers biblical texts as examples of the journey now required of the faithful if they wish to move from isolation and distrust to a practice of neighborliness, as an invitation to a radical choice for life or for death, and as a reliable script for overcoming contemporary problems of loss and restoration in a failed urban economy.
  

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Review: Journey to the Common Good

User Review  - James - Goodreads

Very good. Not always smooth reading, but many good points and prophetic insights make it well worth your time. I had the good fortune to hear Brueggeman speak on this theme last week; the book and his talks added weight and insight to each other. Read full review

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User Review  - Carrie - Goodreads

Excellent choice for a Sunday school book study or Wednesday night program. Read full review

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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. A past president of the Society of Biblical Literature, he is one of today's preeminent interpreters of Scripture.

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