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Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

Format: Digital
, 2014
ISBN: 9780802870728


Walter Brueggemann is one of the most highly regarded Old Testament scholars of our time; talk-show host Krista Tippett has even called him “a kind of theological rock star.” In this new book Brueggemann probes the tasks performed by the ancient prophets of Israel and points out striking correlations between the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE and the catastrophic crisis of 9/11 in AD 2001.

Brueggemann identifies a characteristic ideology of “exceptionalism”—chosenness, entitlement, privilege—which must be countered by prophetic realism and truth-telling. Denial must give way to honest grief. And, finally, widespread despair must be overcome by a buoyant hope. This sequence of ideology-realism, denial-grief, and despair-hope corresponds to Brueggemann’s unpacking of the books of Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Isaiah.

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  • Unpacks the books of Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Isaiah
  • Presents the sacred legends and spiritual reflections of authors whose works were lost, neglected, or suppressed for many centuries
  • Provides english translations as well as authoritative and accessible introductions
  • Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks: An Introduction
  • Reality amid Ideology
  • Grief amid Denial
  • Hope amid Despair
  • Living amid Empire as Neighborhood
  • Concluding Summation
  • Title: Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
  • Author: Walter Brueggemann
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2014
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 179
  • Era: era:Contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subjects: Prophecy › Religious aspects--Christianity; Hope › Religious aspects--Christianity; Bible. O.T. Isaiah › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. O.T. Jeremiah › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Bible. O.T. Lamentations › Criticism, interpretation, etc; Laments in the Bible
  • ISBN: 9780802870728
  • Resource ID: LLS:RLTYGRFHP
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2020-03-24T22:30:33Z

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and the author of numerous books, including David’s Truth: In Israel’s Imagination and MemoryInterpretation: A Bible Commentary for Teaching and Preaching Genesis, and The Message of the Psalms: A Theological Commentary.