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Title:
The prophetic imagination
Author:
Brueggemann, Walter.
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Edition:
Second edition.
Publication Information:
Minneapolis, MN : Fortress Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
xxiv, 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780800632878
Format :
Book

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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.


Author Notes

Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.


Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Editionp. ix
Preface to the First Editionp. xxiii
1. The Alternative Community of Mosesp. 1
2. Royal Consciousness: Countering the Counterculturep. 21
3. Prophetic Criticizing and the Embrace of Pathosp. 39
4. Prophetic Energizing and the Emergence of Amazementp. 59
5. Criticism and Pathos in Jesus of Nazarethp. 81
6. Energizing and Amazement in Jesus of Nazarethp. 101
7. A Note on the Practice of Ministryp. 115
A Postscript on Practicep. 121
Abbreviationsp. 127
Notesp. 129
Selected Bibliographyp. 147
Scripture Indexp. 149