Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture
Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture  -     By: Walter Brueggemann, John Brueggemann
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Today people meet on social media, yet may know nothing about their neighbor across the street. How far this is from Old Testament morality where God calls for care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity in personal and community relationships. This father-and-son team wants to reverse our contemporary downward spiral. 202 pages, softcover. Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 202
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2017
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0664262651
ISBN-13: 9780664262655

Publisher's Description

In this unique volume, father-and-son team Walter and John Brueggemann take a close look at our fractured American society and suggest ways for improvement. Using six themes identified by some scholars as the moral foundations of society—care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity—they examine the unsustainable patterns of our contemporary society and reveal how those patterns played out in the ancient world of the Old Testament. Brueggemann and Brueggemann demonstrate how comparing the current state of these moral foundations with what God wanted them to be can help us better respond to the challenges of today. They assert that achieving any significant change will require the work of all of us and will be grounded in a vision of neighborliness. Rebuilding the Foundations will inspire readers to reorient toward a better way of living, both for themselves and for all living things.

Author Bio

John Brueggemann is Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College. He is the author of Rich, Free, and Miserable: The Failure of Success in America and Inequality in the United States: A Reader.

Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theological Seminary. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ, he is the author of dozens of books, including Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, Journey to the Common Good, and Truth Speaks to Power.

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