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Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
Brueggemann, Walter

Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2014 pp. xiv + 165. $15.00



Description: Pointing out striking correlations between the catastrophe of 9/11 and the destruction of ancient Jerusalem, Brueggemann shows how the prophetic biblical response to that crisis was truth-telling in the face of ideology, grief in the face of denial, and hope in the face of despair. He argues that the same prophetic responses are urgently required from us now if we are to escape the deathliness of denial and despair. Brueggemann's Reality, Grief, Hope boldly confronts the dominant forces of our time, taking on principalities and powers that vie for our souls, and calls the church to courageous action.

Subjects: Bible, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Other Methods

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Review by LeAnn Snow Flesher
Published 3/7/2015
Citation: LeAnn Snow Flesher, review of Walter Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


Review by H. F. Van Rooy
Published 6/5/2015
Citation: H. F. Van Rooy, review of Walter Brueggemann, Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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