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The Resource Truth and hope : essays for a perilous age, Walter Brueggemann ; compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Louis Stulman

Truth and hope : essays for a perilous age, Walter Brueggemann ; compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Louis Stulman

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Truth and hope : essays for a perilous age
Title
Truth and hope
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essays for a perilous age
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Walter Brueggemann ; compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Louis Stulman
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eng
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"In this varied collection of essays, Walter Brueggemann provides a lens into biblical teachings concerning the present age of fake news, lies, and alternate realities. Compiled and edited by Louis Stulman, professor of religion at the University of Findlay, these essays carry a common theme of truth and hope. As Brueggemann writes in the preface, "There is no doubt that the prophetic tradition regularly engages in truth-telling in order to expose social reality as a systemic act of 'falseness' that contradicts the purposes of God. The prophetic tradition of Jeremiah, for instance, is preoccupied with truth-telling that exposes 'falseness.' The prophet exposes the deceit of dominant culture." That same prophetic tradition (like many others) turns eventually to the work of hope-telling. Such hope does not doubt that the faithful God can create futures, a way out of no way. The sequence from truth to hope in the book of Jeremiah is characteristic of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. These several prophetic voices (that gave canonical shape to the prophetic books) knew that this sequence is definingly important. There can be no hope until truth is told. Our temptation, of course, is to do the work of hope without the prior work of truth. Readers will find this collection of essays to be theologically rooted in the concept of prophetic tradition as a means of truth-telling. Brueggemann explores that, without God, truth-telling is nothing more than harping, and hope-telling is only wishful thinking"--
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Brueggemann, Walter
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230/.0411
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no index present
LC call number
BS1192.5
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.B825 2020
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1953-
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Stulman, Louis
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  • Truth
  • Hope
  • United States
  • Church and social problems
  • Church and social problems
  • Hope
  • Religion
  • Theology
  • Truth
  • United States
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Truth and hope : essays for a perilous age, Walter Brueggemann ; compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Louis Stulman
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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on1119587449
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 249 pages
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9780664265960
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2019052114
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Truth and hope : essays for a perilous age, Walter Brueggemann ; compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Louis Stulman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1119587449
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xv, 249 pages
Isbn
9780664265960
Lccn
2019052114
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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