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The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship

The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship

In the last several years, Walter Brueggemann's writings have directly addressed the situation of Christian communities in today's globalized context, with its consumerist lifestyles, vast inequalities, and near-imperial exercises of power. His insights, forged in rugged encounters with the texts of the Old Testament, are sharp, painful, and indispensable. In the People of Israel Brueggemann finds a model of an alternative community — anchored in YHWH, ever exploring new possibilities, and prophetically bent against empire.

Part I: The Word Redescribing the World
Part II: The Word Redefining the Possible
Part III: The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship
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  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • ISBN 9780800698294
  • Age/Grade Range Adult
  • Format Paperback
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 256
  • Publication Date March 1, 2011

Table of Contents

Editor's Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments

I. The Word Redescribing the World

1. A Text That Redescribes
2. Proclamatory Confrontations
3. A Fresh Performance amid a Failed Script
4. Faith at the Nullpunkt

II. The Word Redefining the Possible

5. The City in Biblical Perspective: Failed and Possible
6. Evangelism and Discipleship: The God Who Calls, The God Who Sends
7. Options for Creatureliness: Consumer or Citizen
8. Ecumenism as the Shared Practice of a Peculiar Identity

III. The Word Shaping a Community of Discipleship

9. Vision for a New Church and a New Century: Part I: Homework against Scarcity
10. Vision for a New Church and a New Century: Part II: Holiness Becomes Generosity
11. Patriotism for Citizens of the Penultimate Superpower

Abbreviations
Notes
Index of Names
Index of Biblical References
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