Subversive Obedience

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Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd, 2011 - Religion - 111 pages
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Walter Brueggemann has been one of the leading voices in Hebrew Bible interpretation for decades; his landmark works in Old Testament theology have inspired and informed a generation of students, scholars, and preachers. Those who serve as truth-tellers in the church, like those who listen to the truth-telling in the church, are a mix of yearning and fearfulness, of receptiveness and collusion. In the end, the work of truth-telling is not to offer a new package of certitudes that displaces old certitudes. This truth to be uttered and acted, rather, is the enactment and conveyance of this Person who is truth, so that truth comes as bodily fidelity that stays reliably present to the pain of the world.
 

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I almost gave up on this book in the first paragraph of the Preface, which contains three editorial errors. Come on, SCM: it’s not like you. And the rest of the Preface feels as if it’s been ... Read full review

Contents

Duty as Delight and Desire
1
lWill Do It But You Go
24
Mission as Hope in Action
30
The Proclamation of Resurrection in the Old Testament
41
The Commandments and Liberated Liberating Bonding
53
TruthTelling as Subversive Obedience
68
TruthTelling Comfort
81
Until Endlessly Enacted Now Urgent
87
Bibliography
97
Index ofScripture
105
Index ofNames 1
111
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