Fortress Press

The Prophetic Imagination: Revised Edition

The Prophetic Imagination

Revised Edition

Walter Brueggemann (Author)

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In this challenging and enlightening treatment, Brueggemann traces the lines from the radical vision of Moses to the solidification of royal power in Solomon to the prophetic critique of that power with a new vision of freedom in the prophets. Here he traces the broad sweep from Exodus to Kings to Jeremiah to Jesus. He highlights that the prophetic vision not only embraces the pain of the people but creates an energy and amazement based on the new thing that God is doing. In this new edition, Brueggemann has completely revised the text, updated the notes, and added a new preface.

  • ISBN 9780800632878
  • Publication Date June 26, 2001

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
  1. The Alternative Community of Moses
  2. The Royal Consciousness:
    Countering the Counter-Culture
  3. Prophetic Criticizing and the Embrace of Pain
  4. Prophetic Energizing and the Emergence
    of Amazement
  5. Criticism and Pathos in Jesus of Nazareth
  6. Energizing and Amazement in Jesus of Nazareth
  7. A Note on the Practice of Ministry
Bibliography: Walter Brueggemann on the Prophets
Author Index
Scripture Index