The Prophetic Imagination

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Fortress Press, 2001 - Religion - 151 pages
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In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Here he traces the broad sweep from Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus. He highlights that the prophetic vision and not only embraces the pain of the people but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. In this new edition, Brueggemann has completely revised the text, updated the notes, and added a new preface.
  

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User Review  - Dallas Nord - Goodreads

Brueggemann offers a brilliant and insightful look at the prophetic theme in the biblical narrative. It is both descriptive and prescriptive. As he describes the prophetic tradition, the pressing ... Read full review

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User Review  - Gloria - Goodreads

Brueggemann's book is small, somewhat in the form of a scholarly paper. This was a book that I read about halfway through college (junior/senior year). Perhaps because of the circumstances of my first ... Read full review

Contents

The Alternative Community of Moses
1
Royal Consciousness Countering the Counterculture
21
Prophetic Criticizing and the Embrace of Pathos
39
Prophetic Energizing and the Emergence of Amazement
59
Criticism and Pathos in Jesus of Nazareth
81
Energizing and Amazement in Jesus of Nazareth
101
A Note on the Practice of Ministry Summary
115
A Postscript on Practice
121
Abbreviations
127
Notes
129
Selected Bibliography
147
Scripture Index
149
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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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