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The Practice of Prophetic Imagination
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Walter Brueggemann declares that the necessary character of truly prophetic preaching today is "a contestation between narratives." If the dominant narrative of our time promotes national self-sufficiency (through militarism) and personal self-sufficiency (through consumerism), it must be opposed by a different narrative. Prophetic preaching takes its stand in a world claimed by a God who is gracious, uncompromising—and real. Brueggemann writes here for leaders in faith communities who bear the responsibility of preaching. He describes the discipline of a prophetic imagination, in an unflinchingly realistic, unwaveringly candid manner.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. pp. 1-1
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 2-5
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Dedication
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Chapter 1. The Narrative Embedment of Prophetic Preaching
  2. pp. 1-20
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  1. Chapter 2. Prophetic Preaching as Sustained, Disciplined, Emancipated Imagination
  2. pp. 21-44
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  1. Chapter 3. Loss Imagined as Divine Judgment
  2. pp. 45-70
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  1. Chapter 4. A Lingering Place of Relinquishment
  2. pp. 71-100
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  1. Chapter 5. The Burst of Newness amid Waiting
  2. pp. 101-128
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  1. Chapter 6. The Continuing Mandate
  2. pp. 129-150
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 151-158
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