9780800638146

The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible And Discipleship

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  • ISBN13:

    9780800638146

  • ISBN10:

    080063814X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-03-01
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
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Summary

In the last several years, Walter Brueggemann's writings have directly addressed the situation of Christian communities in today's globalized context, with its consumerist lifestyles, vast inequalities, and near-imperial exercises of power. His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable. In the people Israel Brueggemann finds a model of an alternative community ? anchored in YHWH, ever exploring new possibilities, and prophetically bent against empire.Part I: The Word Redescribing the WorldPart II: The Word Redefining the PossiblePart III: The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship

Author Biography

Walter Brueggemann is Emeritus Professor of Old Testament in the William Marcellus McPheeters chair at Columbia Theological Seminary (Decatur, Georgia).

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword ix
Preface xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
I. The Word Redescribing the World
1. A Text That Redescribes
3(17)
2. Proclamatory Confrontations
20(25)
3. A Fresh Performance amid a Failed Script
45(14)
4. Faith at the Nullpunkt
59(16)
II. The Word Redefining the Possible
5. The City in Biblical Perspective: Failed and Possible
75(17)
6. Evangelism and Discipleship: The God Who Calls, The God Who Sends
92(22)
7. Options for Creatureliness: Consumer or Citizen
114(24)
8. Ecumenism as the Shared Practice of a Peculiar Identity
138(19)
III. The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship
9. Vision for a New Church and a New Century: Part I: Homework against Scarcity
157(20)
10. Vision for a New Church and a New Century: Part II: Holiness Becomes Generosity
177(21)
11. Patriotism for Citizens of the Penultimate Superpower
198(14)
Abbreviations 212(1)
Notes 213(16)
Index of Names 229(2)
Index of Biblical References 231

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