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Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks [Paperback]

Walter Brueggemann

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30 Mar 2014
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 Brueggemanns unpacking of the books of Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Isaiah. Thoughtful readers will find provocative fare aplenty in Brueggemanns Reality, Grief, Hope.

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Walter Brueggemann is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. His many other books include A Social Reading of the Old Testament, The Threat of Life, Theology of the Old Testament, and The Prophetic Imagination.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Three Stages 20 April 2014
By Mary Langer Thompson - Published on Amazon.com
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I learned to read the Psalms with a Brueggemann orientation/disorientation/new orientation perspective in a 1999 NEH seminar in Wisconsin. In Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks, Brueggemann introduces a similar sequence. He compares 9/11, as do some others (See The Harbinger) to Israel's loss of Jerusalem. Although he admits it's an imperfect analogy, in both cases Jerusalem and the U.S. thought they were exceptional, and so we have a distorted reality that has led us into crisis. Brueggemann wants us to rethink our loss by first facing reality and realizing there are no technical solutions. He also believes we need "neighborly relatedness." This book will make you think about the role of the Church in these tasks, and our individual responsibilities. Brueggemann promises there is hope.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Brueggemann! 27 Feb 2014
By GAP - Published on Amazon.com
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This is classic Brueggemann! Concise and with lots to think about. He has nailed it again!!
Superb book, in fact, maybe his best. I heard him lecture and the gist of this book was his lecture, so it was good to have it in print finally.
5.0 out of 5 stars Brueggemann at his Exegetical Best 2 April 2014
By Lascelles Anderson - Published on Amazon.com
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Vintage Brueggemann. It was more than I expected, although I know Prof. Brueggemann's work well. His linking the loss of the Jerusalem temple to 9/11 was masterful. Highly recommended volume.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Urgent reading providing hope for our times 17 Jun 2014
By Judy Myers - Published on Amazon.com
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I thought this was very timely and a very good historical comparison with todays times and the destruction of Jersusalem in 587 B.C.E. pointing us in directions we need to be focused on.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brueggemann's latest 13 May 2014
By Catherine G Borchert - Published on Amazon.com
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An interesting and well-written short book based on Hebrew Scripture scholarship and poetic rendering of difficult topics, as seen through the lens of relevance to our context.
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