The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship

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Fortress Press, Feb 22, 2006 - Religion - 237 pages
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In the last several years, Walter Brueggemann's writings have directly addressed the situation of Christian communities in today's globalized context, with its consumerist lifestyles, vast inequalities, and near-imperial exercises of power. His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable. In the people Israel Brueggemann finds a model of an alternative community - anchored in YHWH, ever exploring new possibilities, and prophetically bent against empire. Part I: The Word Redescribing the World Part II: The Word Redefining the Possible Part III: The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship

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Proclamatory Confrontations
A Fresh Performance amid a Failed Script
Faith at the Nullpunkt
Failed and Possible
Consumer or Citizen
Ecumenism as the Shared Practice of a Peculiar Identity
Patriotism for Citizens of the Penultimate Superpower
Index of Names

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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is regarded as the premier Old Testament interpreter and biblical theologian. Among his many publications are Prophetic Imagination and Old Testament Theology.

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