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.

Postcolonial Preaching

Walter Brueggemann, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an
Emancipatory Word (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012), 32. 16. Ibid., 6. 17. Mary
Elizabeth Moore, Teaching as a Sacramental Act (Nashville: Abingdon, 2004),
193–194.

Postcolonial Preaching

Author: Hyeran Kim-Cragg

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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.

Ethical Prophets along the Way

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word.
Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012. ———. The Prophetic Imagination. Philadelphia:
Fortress, 1978. ———. Theology of the Old Testament: Testimony, Dispute,
Advocacy.

Ethical Prophets along the Way

Author: Rufus Burrow Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532677812

Page: 286

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The Hebrew prophets of ancient Israel strove to convey God's point of view to the people and the powers at a time when injustice, deceit, malfeasance, and crushing the poor and the oppressed was prominent--much like today! The prophets spoke courageously and emphatically about God's profound and unrelenting concern and compassion for human beings. Much influenced by the theology of prophecy developed by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, this book discusses the nature, meaning, and relevance of ethical prophecy at a time when democracy--in the United States of America and elsewhere--is under vicious assault from the religious and secular right and authoritarian politicians who openly flirt with and support murderous dictators, sexism, homophobia, racial bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred of Muslims both in word and practice. An examination of the contributions of eight powerful personalities from the period of American slavery through the post-civil rights era--Angelina Grimke, Ida B. Wells, Abraham J. Heschel, James Baldwin, Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., Oscar Romero, and Alice Walker--offers a recipe for addressing this state of affairs.

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Toward this end, Brueggemann devotes the final section of The Prophetic
Imagination to a move from the imagination of the prophets and Jesus to the
practices of the church today.34 His special concern here is the ministry of the
church in the ...

Nurturing the Prophetic Imagination

Author: Jamie Gates

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620327430

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.

Journal of Hispanic Latino Theology

It is the prophet ' s imagination that plumbs the possibilities , the significant
alternatives to the current situation of tension . ... American theologian Rubem
Alves for the classic explanation of prophetic imagination : ' ' The practice of
imagination ...

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Religious Book Review

THE PROPHETIC IMAGINATION WALTER BRUEGGEMANN 1 Old Testament
teacher Brueggemann finds in the Prophets , and later in Jesus , the trait of
prophetic ... It balances the truth of God's freedom and the practice of human
justice .

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Michigan Law Review

Imagination is the great enemy of the empire of force , because it is an
unregulated practice of an alternative that cannot be ... On the topic as it relates to
reading texts , see Walter BRUEGGEMANN , HOPEFUL IMAGINATION :
PROPHETIC ...

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The Practice of Homefulness

But of course, it is the vocation of prophetic imagination to assert that because of
holy governance such autonomy is a self-destructive illusion. The alliance
Yahweh has made with Nebuchadnezzar is a real one that brings honor and
victory to ...

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

Leading God s People

Ethics for the Practice of Ministry Richard Bondi. the minister , I did not list "
prophet ” as a separate image , though the words of prophets fill the Hebrew
Scriptures and the leadership of ... sense of foretelling the future but as one who
exercises what Walter Brueggemann has called " prophetic imagination ” and is
engaged in ...

Leading God s People

Author: Richard Bondi

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780687212750

Page: 170

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Into Your Hand

The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipatory Word.
Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012. With Carolyn Sharpe. Living Countertestimony:
Conversations with Walter Brueggemann. Louisville: Westminster John Knox,
2012.

Into Your Hand

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498206484

Page: 64

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This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of "The Seven Last Words of the Cross," utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. These utterances are drawn from the several gospel narratives. In the liturgical life of the church, however, the sequence has a significance and staying power of its own quite apart from the gospel narratives in which the utterances are embedded. These sermons take seriously the faith voiced by Jesus in his context of wretched abuse by the Roman Empire. They attempt, moreover, to connect that reality of faith and abuse in our contemporary world of concentrated, ruthless power. The intent of such sermons on Good Friday is to replicate for us in our context what such an interface of faith and abuse must have been like. These sermons were preached last Good Friday in the preacher's home congregation.

Wrestling with the Prophets

Art as meditation is deeply ecumenical because all peoples regardless of
religious tradition share these elements of our existence in common : body ;
prophecy ; imagination ; dialectical consciousness ; discipline . To explore them
as we must ...

Wrestling with the Prophets

Author: Matthew Fox

Publisher: Harper San Francisco

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Page: 318

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Only from Matthew Fox--the post-denominational priest silenced by the Vatican and dismissed by the Dominican Order for his controversial views--can readers expect these 15 profound and hard-hitting essays on such varied topics as AIDS, homosexuality, spiritual feminism, environmental revolution and Christian mysticism.

Difference Silence and Textual Practice

The ways in which resources are managed and allocated are significant
indicators of the practice of equity in the school . ... Educators , through the use of
their prophetic imagination , have to challenge the dominant culture and develop
an ...

Difference  Silence  and Textual Practice

Author: Peter Freebody

Publisher: Hampton Press (NJ)

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Page: 415

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This volume discusses the challenge that recent understandings of ""difference"" pose to language and literacy educators. It examines the crucial role of language and literacy education in the construction of contemporary cultural and economic conditions.

Reason Unbound

On Spiritual Practice in Islamic Peripatetic Philosophy Mohammad Azadpur ...
Imagination,. and. Prophecy. Thus far, I have discussed the employment of
spiritual exercises in Islamic Peripateticism to the point of the intellect's
conjunction with ...

Reason Unbound

Author: Mohammad Azadpur

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438437641

Page: 187

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A critique of the modern receptions of Islamic Peripatetic philosophy and a validation of the importance of Islamic philosophy for modern philosophy

The Word that Redescribes the World

His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable.

The Word that Redescribes the World

Author: Walter Brueggemann

Publisher: Fortress Press

ISBN: 1451419813

Page: 237

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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

Drinking from the Wells of New Creation

The Holy Spirit and the Imagination in Reconciliation Kerry Dearborn. 312. ...
Dearborn, Baptized Imagination, 92–93, quoting MacDonald, “Imagination,” 14;
Castle Warwick, 46. 320. ... Brueggemann, Practice of Prophetic Imagination, 131
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Drinking from the Wells of New Creation

Author: Kerry Dearborn

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630875244

Page: 172

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"Dearborn provides us with the gift of deep insight into the heart of God and the ways of the Spirit to open our eyes, our hearts, our homes, and our lives to God and others. Through profound theological reflection interwoven with compelling stories, this book draws us into God's healing love and new creation. I pray God uses this great book to release the vision of Amos to which I've dedicated my life." --John Perkins author of Let Justice Roll Down