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Texts under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination
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Texts under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination

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Fortress Press 1993

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Overview

Walter Brueggemann issues a passionate call for a bold restructuring of the imagination of faith in our “postmodern” context.

Old assumptions—rational, objectivist, absolutist—have for the most part given way to new outlooks, which can be grouped under the term “postmodern.” What does this new situation imply for the church and for Christian proclamation? Can one find in this new situation opportunity as well as dilemma? How can central biblical themes—self, world, and community—be interpreted and imagined creatively and concretely in this new context?

Our task, Brueggemann contends, is not to construct a full alternative world, but rather to fund—to provide the pieces, materials, and resources out of which a new world can be imagined. The place of liturgy and proclamation is “a place where people come to receive new materials, or old materials freshly voiced, which will fund, feed, nurture, nourish, legitimate, and authorize a conterimagination of the world.”

With the Logos Bible Software edition, you can journey through this volume with today’s most advanced tools for reading and studying God’s Word. All Scripture passages are linked to your library’s original language texts and English translations. Enhance your study with Logos’ advanced features—search by topic to find out what Brueggemann teaches on the Exodus, or find every mention of “Psalm 91” throughout his works.

Key Features

  • Provides essential Old Testament scholarship from one of the most prominent living scholars
  • Strives to liberate biblical text for interpretation in the current church
  • Includes material perfect for pastors, professors, counselors, and Old Testament scholars

Contents

  • Funding Postmodern Interpretation
  • The Counterworld of Evangelical Imagination
  • Inside the Counterdrama

Product Details

  • Title: Texts under Negotiation: The Bible and Postmodern Imagination
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Pages: 128

About Walter Brueggemann

Walter Brueggemann through his teaching, lecturing, and writing, has effectively demonstrated the significance of the Old Testament for our fractured world today. Recognized as the preeminent interpreter of the ancient texts in relation to questions posed by a variety of academic disciplines, he has shown the way toward a compelling understanding of the major components of the faith and life of ancient Israel, especially its Psalms, the prophets, and the narratives. His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament quickly became a foundational work in the field.

Brueggemann, who holds a ThD from Union Seminary, New York, and a PhD from St. Louis University, is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He was previously professor of Old Testament at Eden Theological Seminary, St. Louis. His many Fortress Press books, including The Threat of Life: Sermons on Pain, Power, and Weakness, exhibit a fecund combination of imaginative power, sound scholarship, and a passion of justice and redemption.