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The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word
Brueggemann, Walter

Minneapolis: Fortress, 2012 pp. xvi + 158. $25.00


Description: 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, uncompromisingóand 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.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Prophetic Literature, Literature

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Review by Leonard Mare
Published 11/3/2014
Citation: Leonard Mare, review of Walter Brueggemann, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


Review by Ron Clark
Published 3/24/2014
Citation: Ron Clark, review of Walter Brueggemann, The Practice of Prophetic Imagination: Preaching an Emancipating Word, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


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