Walter Brueggemann, one of our leading experts on the Old Testament, is always anxious to draw his listener's attention to the text's meaning for people today. Here he explicates how these ancient soothsayers and truthtellers unleashed God's word upon an unsuspecting world. Five sessions, approx. 10 minutes each.
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Walter Brueggemann, arguably Americas leading Old Testament scholar and theologian, takes us on a wild ride through the poetic prophecy of the Hebrew Scripture, identifying cultural contexts, putting a framework to Israels history, and, most significantlyand at times challengingly!drawing connections between Israels sociological, economic and spiritual status and that of America today.
Session 1: Moses, Pharaoh, the Prophets and Us
Session 2: The Prophets as Uncredentialed Purveyors of Covenant
Session 3: Moral Coherence in a World of Power, Money and Violence
Session 4: The Shrill Rhetoric that Breaks Denial
Session 5: The Grief of Loss as Divine Judgment
Session 6: The Promissory Language that Breaks Despair
This DVD contains all video content needed to conduct this six-session study. Each session begins with a 10-15 minute video presentation by Brueggemann followed by filmed interaction with a diverse small group.
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(2001) Walter Brueggemann is Professor of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia. He has served the editorial councils of several journals and periodicals including Interpretation and Theology Today.
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