The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

The necessary context of prophetic preaching, Walter Brueggemann argues, is "a contestation between narratives" the dominant narrative of our time, which promoting self-sufficiency at the national level (through militarism) and the personal ...

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419767

Page: 192

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The necessary context of prophetic preaching, Walter Brueggemann argues, is "a contestation between narratives" the dominant narrative of our time, which promoting self-sufficiency at the national level (through militarism) and the personal (through consumerism), and the countervailing narrative of a world claimed by a God who is gracious, uncompromising--and real. In previous work Brueggemann has pointed us again and again to the indispensability of imagination. Here he writes for those who bear responsibility for regular proclamation in communities of faith, describing the discipline of a prophetic imagination that is unflinchingly realistic and unwaveringly candid.

The Prophetic Imagination

This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

The Prophetic Imagination

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 150644931X

Page: 150

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A classic text in biblical theology--still relevant for today and tomorrow. In this 40th anniversary edition of the classic text from one of the most influential biblical scholars of our time, Walter Brueggemann, offers a theological and ethical reading of the Hebrew Bible. He finds there a vision for the community of God whose words and practices of lament, protest and complain give rise to an alternative social order that opposes the "totalism" of the day. 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. Linking Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus, he argues 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. This edition builds off the revised and updated 2001 edition and includes a new afterword by Brueggemann and a new foreword by Davis Hankins.

Prophetic Imagination

In this new edition, Brueggemann has completely revised the text, updated the notes, and added a new preface.

Prophetic Imagination

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419708

Page: 178

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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.

Reality Grief Hope

Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face ...

Reality  Grief  Hope

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802870724

Page: 165

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Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair. --from publisher description

Hans Nielsen Hauge and the Prophetic Imagination

The Norwegian lay preacher Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) has been described as a prophet who brought religious, social, economic and political change to nineteenth-century Norway.

Hans Nielsen Hauge and the Prophetic Imagination

Author: A. H. Stibbe

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The Norwegian lay preacher Hans Nielsen Hauge (1771-1824) has been described as a prophet who brought religious, social, economic and political change to nineteenth-century Norway. This thesis examines Hauge's first four texts as prophecy using the paradigm 'prophetic imagination' as an analytical model to provide a comprehensive explanation as to how his speech acted to 'evoke consciousness and perception alternative to the consciousness and perception of the dominant culture' by means of the cooperative action of 'prophetic criticism' and 'prophetic energising' (Brueggemann 2001:13). A formal analysis of Hauge's texts identified idiosyncratic 'framing devices' which act to indicate the presence of prophetic speech at both the general and the specific level. These devices, particularly the prophetic call narratives, were also found to act to legitimate Hauge's prophetic speech. Formal elements of prophetic speech were identified in Hauge's specific prophetic utterances, enabling these to be classified as forms of two major prophetic genres: announcements of judgement (criticising) or announcements of salvation (energising). Apocalyptic, the third major prophetic genre, was identified as playing a greater role in Hauge's early texts than has been previously acknowledged. An analysis of Hauge's apocalyptic thought indicated that his prophetic task was motivated by basic beliefs rooted in this idiosyncratic worldview. The supplementation of Brueggemann's paradigm with Wright's worldview schema permitted the scrutiny of Hauge's use of prophetic narrative against this apocalyptic backdrop (Wright 2001). This subsequently permitted the identification of the symbols which were dismantled by Hauge's prophetic criticism - the personnel, practice and place of institutional religion, and the symbols which were transformed or generated by his prophetic energising - 'true shepherds', 'priests and kings', and membership of 'a prophethood of all believers'. The adoption of these symbols explains the self-confidence expressed by Hauge's followers and their subsequent involvement in all areas of public life.

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

... eyes and ears opened by the prophetic imagination is all about: bringing the people of God to see how many of our taken-forgranted beliefs and practices ...

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Author: Jamie Gates

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621895882

Page: 268

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Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination searches through biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and history to discern the strands of God's justice and reconciliation at work in the contemporary world. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination challenges Christians to engage the most troubling social problems of our time by first drinking deeply from the well of the historic prophetic traditions. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination witnesses to a God that raises up prophets to speak at critical moments in every time, and to what it might look like for the Church to nurture the soil from which such prophetic voices spring. Rarely do such a wide variety of authors from such different backgrounds and vocations get together to name what the prophetic work of God looks like in our midst. The radical justice and reconciliation of God can be found in every corner of life, if we know where to look for it; Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination provides some guidance in this direction. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination celebrates and seeks to build upon the legacy of eminent biblical scholar Walter Brueggemann's seminal work The Prophetic Imagination, first published in 1978, by assessing the core insights and themes he develops through a number of different lenses. These include contemporary biblical scholarship, theology, economics, sociology, politics, ecology, and church history. Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination also discusses the extent to which the Christian prophetic tradition continues to speak meaningfully within the contemporary world and thereby seeks to be a source for inspiring future generations of Christian prophets to do likewise.

An Introduction to Ministry

31 Walter Brueggemann, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word, (Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2012), ...

An Introduction to Ministry

Author: Ian S. Markham

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470673303

Page: 296

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An Introduction to Ministry is a comprehensive and ecumenical introduction to the craft of ministry for ministers, pastors, and priests that make up the mainline denominations in the United States. Ecumenically-focused, It offers a grounded account of ministry, covering ï¿1⁄2areas such as vocation, congregational leadership, and cultivation of skills for an effective ministry. Covers the key components of the M.Div. curriculum, offering a map and guide to the central skills and issues in training Explores the areas of vocation, skills for ministry, and issues around congregational leadership Each topic ends with an annotated bibliography providing an indispensable gateway to further study Helps students understand both the distinctive approach of their denomination and the relationship of that approach to other mainline denominations Advocates and defends a generous understanding of the Christian tradition in its openness and commitment to broad conversation

With God on Our Side

Walter Brueggemann describes the prophetic imagination as standing against the comfortable “royal consciousness” of the day.

With God on Our Side

Author: Steven Felix-Jager

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498231799

Page: 192

View: 813

Rock and roll is more than just music. Rock is a culture and an ideology, which carries its own ethos. It is forcefully countercultural and exists as a bane in the sight of dominant Western culture. As rock engages and critiques culture, it invariably encounters issues of meaning that are existential and theological. A transformational theology of rock begins with those existential and theological issues raised by and within rock music. With God On Our Side attempts to respond to these queries in a way that is faithful to the work of the kingdom of God on earth by mining our long theological tradition and seeing what cohesive responses can be made to the issues raised by rock music. At its best, rock acknowledges there is something wrong with the world, raises awareness of marginalized voices, and offers an alternative mode of existence within our present reality. By teasing out the theological issues found in rock music, this book synthesizes the findings to create a distinctive cultural theology that is sensitive to the plight of the marginalized in the West. In this way, the book offers a way forward towards a transformational theology of rock and roll.

The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets

2 Brueggemann, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination, 146. 3 Hos 2:14–15 in KJV. 4 The slaughter of a lamb was an abomination for the Egyptians.

The Liberating Path of the Hebrew Prophets

Author: Ward-Lev, Nahum

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 160833791X

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"This book examines the liberation journey that is the heart of the Hebrew Scriptures. The work begins with a careful reading of narrative, prophetic and legal texts from the Hebrew Scriptures. All of these texts reveal exodus, the journey from constriction, as a fundamental biblical concern. After showing how the message of the Hebrew Prophets represents a consistent theme throughout Scripture, the author traces the further refinement of these liberation themes in contemporary writers and prophets such as Abraham Joshua Heschel, Martin Buber, Paulo Freire, Gustavo Guttiérez, Erich Fromm, Martin Luther King, Beverly Harrison, Maya Angelou, Robin Wall Kimmerer and bell hooks. The book shows how the insights of these prophets, ancient and modern, offer guidance for confronting current challenges for readers of all faiths and backgrounds"--Provided by publisher.

Wide Awake in God s World

In his analysis of the prophetic imagination exercised by the Hebrew prophets, Brueggemann draws attention to the way they presented a new way of looking at ...

Wide Awake in God s World

Author: Graham D. Stanton

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725274566

Page: 242

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In an expressivist culture, effective engagement must acknowledge teenagers’ freedom to choose their own spiritual path. Yet, in an evangelical theology, faithful formation must hold on to biblical authority. As we seek to engage young people with the Bible, key questions need to be explored. Such questions include: how can pedagogical freedom be affirmed without undermining theological authority; and how can authority be asserted without diminishing personal freedom? This study explores a freedom–authority dialectic in theological dialogue with the educational philosophy of Maxine Greene. Greene’s reflection on the arts and the imagination are brought into conversation with insights from Charles Taylor, Garret Green, and Nicholas Wolterstorff. As a work of practical theology, the book concludes with a framework to shape the purpose, content, and values for Bible engagement in contemporary youth ministry.

Play Tongues and Liberation Power

The prophetic imagination is opened into and expanded upon via direct experiences and practices of play, such as “tongues speech.” To qualify “prophetic” by ...

Play  Tongues  and Liberation Power

Author: Shelby T. Boese

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725292076

Page: 114

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The recent Pixar animated movie Soul illustrates what happens when we are caught up into something. The movie uses the common language of being “in the Zone.” Another word for this is being in the state of “play.” Spiritual gifts like speaking in tongues are about normalizing a regular way to enter the zone or play of the Holy Spirit in a way that then empowers us for the rest of non-play life. Pentecostalism has exploded around the world, in part because people have direct encounters in play that empower them to act in new ways. This short work explores the nature of play and what happens in “the Zone.”

Themelios Volume 39 Issue 2

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012. 176 pp. £16.99/$25.00. one of Although Walter ...

Themelios  Volume 39  Issue 2

Author: D. A. Carson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725249766

Page: 192

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Themelios is an international, evangelical, peer-reviewed theological journal that expounds and defends the historic Christian faith. Themelios is published three times a year online at The Gospel Coalition (http://thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/) and in print by Wipf and Stock. Its primary audience is theological students and pastors, though scholars read it as well. Themelios began in 1975 and was operated by RTSF/UCCF in the UK, and it became a digital journal operated by The Gospel Coalition in 2008. The editorial team draws participants from across the globe as editors, essayists, and reviewers. General Editor: D. A. Carson, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Managing Editor: Brian Tabb, Bethlehem College and Seminary Consulting Editor: Michael J. Ovey, Oak Hill Theological College Administrator: Andrew David Naselli, Bethlehem College and Seminary Book Review Editors: Jerry Hwang, Singapore Bible College; Alan Thompson, Sydney Missionary & Bible College; Nathan A. Finn, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary; Hans Madueme, Covenant College; Dane Ortlund, Crossway; Jason Sexton, Golden Gate Baptist Seminary Editorial Board: Gerald Bray, Beeson Divinity School Lee Gatiss, Wales Evangelical School of Theology Paul Helseth, University of Northwestern, St. Paul Paul House, Beeson Divinity School Ken Magnuson, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Jonathan Pennington, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary James Robson, Wycliffe Hall Mark D. Thompson, Moore Theological College Paul Williamson, Moore Theological College Stephen Witmer, Pepperell Christian Fellowship Robert Yarbrough, Covenant Seminary

The Practice of Homefulness

Edited by K. C. Hanson. Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2012. The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012.

The Practice of Homefulness

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 163087356X

Page: 118

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Contents 1 The Practice of Homefulness 2 A Myriad of "Truth and Reconciliation" Commissions 3 Bragging about the Right Stuff 4 A Culture of Life and the Politics of Death 5 Elisha as the Original Pentecost Guy 6 The Stunning Outcome of a One-Person Search Committee 7 The Non-negotiable Price of Sanity 8 The Family as World-Maker

Postcolonial Preaching

Walter Brueggemann, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012), 32. 16. Ibid., 6. 17.

Postcolonial Preaching

Author: Hyeran Kim-Cragg

Publisher:

ISBN: 1793617104

Page: 168

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In Postcolonial Preaching, HyeRan Kim-Cragg calls for a postcolonial approach to preaching that takes identity, liturgy, migration and practice seriously. To address our current context, she proposes six concepts as essential elements of postcolonial homiletics: Rehearsal, Imagination, Place, Pattern, Language, Exegesis.

Disruptive Grace

Walter Brueggemann has been one of the leading voices in Hebrew Bible interpretation for decades.

Disruptive Grace

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419600

Page: 400

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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. These chapters gather his recent addresses and essays, never published before, drawn from all three parts of the Hebrew Bible—Torah, prophets, and writings—and addressing the role of the Hebrew canon in the life of the church. Brueggemann turns his critical erudition to those practices—prophecy, lament, prayer, faithful imagination, and a holy economics—that alone may usher in a humane and peaceful future for our cities and our world, in defiance of the most ruthless aspects of capitalism, the arrogance of militarism, and the disciplines of the national security state.

T T Clark Handbook of African American Theology

(Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2001) and see also Walter Brueggeman, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word (Louisville, ...

T T Clark Handbook of African American Theology

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567675459

Page: 464

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This handbook explores the central theme of Christian faith from various disciplinary approaches and different contexts of black experience in the United States. The central unifying theme is freedom; an important concept both in American culture and Christianity. African American theology represents a Christian understanding of God's freedom and the good news of God's call for all humankind to enter life-true human identity and moral responsibility-in genuine and just community. Contributors to the volume argue that African American theology highlights how racism and other intersecting forms of oppression complicate the human predicament; and that their eradication requires an expansion of salvation to include the liberation of persons who lack full participation in society and enjoyment of the good (and goods) made possible by that society. The essays in this handbook employ the tools of biblical criticism, history, cultural and social analysis, religious studies, philosophy, and systematic theology, in order to explore and assess the nature and impact of race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class, immigration, and cultural and moral pluralism in America-as well as the intersections between African American and African diasporan religious thought and life.

Ex Auditu Volume 29

The prophetic literature serves then as a moral compass for censuring current ... 2001); more recently, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an ...

Ex Auditu   Volume 29

Author: Klyne Snodgrass

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498227686

Page: 212

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Contents Announcement of the 2014 Symposium Abbreviations Introduction Klyne Snodgrass Visions of Horror, Visions of Hope: An Orientation for Urban Ministry from the Book of Amos M. Daniel Carroll R. Response to Carroll Nathan Bills Early Christian Communities in the Greco-Roman City: Perspectives on Urban Ministry from the New Testament Paul Trebilco Response to Trebilco Stephen Chester The Necessity of Lament for Ministry in the Urban Context Soong-Chan Rah Response to Rah Jessica Rivera Good Citizenship: A Study of Philippians 1:27 and Its Implications for Contemporary Urban Ministry Dennis R. Edwards Response to Edwards Kurt N. Fredrickson Love Yourself: Urban Ministry and the Challenge of Self-Love Chanequa Walker-Barnes Prophet, Pagan, Prayer: Urban Theology of Reversal in the Story of Jonah David Leong Response to Leong Daniel White Hodge The Ministerial Significance of Early Syriac Theology Vince L. Bantu Response to Bantu Armida Belmonte Stephens "No Shortcut to the Promised Land": The Fosdick Brothers and Muscular Christianity Amy Laura Hall Response to Hall Reggie Williams The Lord of the Rings Isaias Mercado Annotated Bibliography on Urban Ministry Presenters and Respondents Ex Auditu - Volumes Available

The Future of Brexit Britain

12 Brueggemann, W., The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an emancipating word. Fortress Press, Minneapolis, MN, 2012, p. 132.

The Future of Brexit Britain

Author: JONATHAN CHAPLIN & ANDREW BRADSTOCK

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281084300

Page: 256

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The traumatic debates provoked by the EU referendum have subjected the idea of British identity to relentless and painful interrogation. How might Britain as a multinational state understand its own defining moral and political commitments in relation to its European neighbours? If, as many suggest, a resurgence of English nationhood has been the driving force behind Brexit, how might the Church of England, as the ‘national Church’ in England, and its neighbouring Anglican Churches, respond to this and the many other missional challenges they face? Those of us still wondering what to make of Brexit – including reflective Christians, politicians, journalists, think-tanks and religious leaders – will find much to stimulate thought and discussion here. The contributors have a wealth of specialist knowledge of the churches, Brexit and the EU; they draw on this and the legacies of Anglican – and more broadly Christian – social and political theology to offer their rich and nuanced responses to a range of crucial questions. ‘Seeks to challenge Christians of all views to imagine a future with hope.’ Dr Anna Rowlands