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Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church

Westminster John Knox Press / 2007 / Paperback

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What role should the church play in the world today? This is the question esteemed theologian Walter Brueggeman strives to answer in his work Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church. His most recent collection of essays calls the church to "set itself in tension with the rest of the world." Instead of drawing inward, Brueggemann asks the church to publicly choose a different way---to "courageously defy political polarization, consumerism, and militarism." By demonstrating a different way, the church can lead the world forward "and adversaries can be turned to allies and to friends."

Brueggeman is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 215
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2007
ISBN: 0664231217
ISBN-13: 9780664231217
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In Mandate to Difference, renowned theologian Walter Brueggemann sets forth a new vision of the Christian church in today's world. Based on speaking engagements surrounding his critical passion and conviction that the church in this moment must set itself in tension with the rest of the world, these essays call the church to courageously defy political polarization, consumerism, and militarism.

Author Bio

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Georgia. He is the world's leading interpreter of the Old Testament, and is the author of numerous books, including Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christian Imagination and Reverberations of Faith: A Theological Handbook of Old Testament Themes.

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