The Practice of Prophetic Imagination
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The Practice of Prophetic Imagination : Preaching an Emancipating Word

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Walter Brueggemann declares that the necessary character of truly prophetic preaching today is "a contestation between narratives." If the dominant narrative of our time promotes national self-sufficiency (through militarism) and personal self-sufficiency (through consumerism), it must be opposed by a different narrative. Prophetic preaching takes its stand in a world claimed by a God who is gracious, uncompromisingand real. Brueggemann writes here for leaders in faith communities who bear the responsibility of preaching. He describes the discipline of a prophetic imagination, in an unflinchingly realistic, unwaveringly candid manner.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Fortress Press,U.S.
  • Minneapolis, MN, United States
  • English
  • 0800698975
  • 9780800698973
  • 192,514

Review quote

"Walter Brueggemann's early work on prophecy and imagination has become foundational for a whole generation of preachers and scholars. Here he returns to perhaps the most characteristic of all his myriad ventures, with unaltered vigor and razor-sharp edge. Prophets are not just provocateurs: they are those who profoundly love their people, deeply" -- Sam Wells "Duke University"
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