Walter Brueggemann,K.C. Hanson's The God of All Flesh: And Other Essays PDF
By Walter Brueggemann,K.C. Hanson
The insistence at the materiality of lifestyles because the topic of the Bible signifies that the tough problems with economics and the tough questions of politics are entrance and heart within the textual content. So the Pentateuch pivots round the exodus narrative and the emancipation from an insufferable context of abusive exertions practices. In like demeanour the prophets eternally handle such questions of social coverage, and the knowledge lecturers think of how you can deal with the fabric issues of existence and social relationships for the wellbeing and fitness of the community.
This accessory, pervasive in those essays, is a robust replacement and a powerful resistance opposed to the entire modern efforts to go beyond (escape!) the fabric into a few kind of the "spiritual." throughout us are efforts to discover a neater, extra harmonious religion. this can be evoked just because existence is "too hard," or extra ominously due to a wish to defend monetary, political virtue from the inescapable critique of biblical religion. this kind of temptation is a significant misreading of the Bible and a major misjudgment concerning the nature of human lifestyles. hence the Bible addressed the main pressing problems with our day, and refuses the "religious temptation" that avoids lived truth the place the ability of God is a work.
Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of outdated testomony Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. he's a prolific writer, whose works comprise numerous volumes from Cascade Books: Praying the Psalms (2nd ed., 2007), Truth-Telling as Subversive Obedience (2011), Remember you're Dust (2012), Embracing the Transformation (2013), and The perform of Homefulness (2014).
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