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The Prophetic Imagination
Walter Brueggemann

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Format: Paperback, 151pp.
ISBN: 0800632877
Publisher: Fortress Press
Pub. Date: June 2001 Rev&Updated edition

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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 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.

"The task of prophetic ministry is to nurture, nourish, and evoke a consciousness and perception of the dominant culture around us."

Writing in a popular, conversational style, Walter Brueggemann shows what the prophetic imagination is and why it can transform the present in powerful and unexpected ways. He describes the prophetic imagination as a force which brings religious traditions together with the contemporary realities of our society. A clear understanding of the prophetic imagination, combining its rich Old Testament heritage and the prophetic ministry of Jesus, leads to the development of an alternative consciousness for our time.

 

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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He is the author of more than thirty books and commentaries.

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Preface
1The Alternative Community of Moses
2The Royal Consciousness: Countering the Counter-Culture
3Prophetic Criticizing and the Embrace of Pain
4Prophetic Energizing and the Emergence of Amazement
5Criticism and Pathos in Jesus Of Nazareth
6Energizing and Amazement in Jesus of Nazareth
7A Note on the Practice of Ministry


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