Ice Axes for Frozen Seas: A Biblical Theology of Provocation

Author:   Walter Brueggemann ,  Davis Hankins
Publisher:   Baylor University Press
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9781481302180


Pages:   430
Publication Date:   15 September 2014
Format:   Hardback
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Ice Axes for Frozen Seas: A Biblical Theology of Provocation


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Endlessly cunning, elusive, and playful--the Bible consistently unsettles even as it assures. Walter Brueggemann reveals exactly how Scripture exposes the inadequacy of the assumptions and habits that shape our lives. He finds inside Israel's ancient poetry, prophecy, narrative, and legal covenants new words that create new peoples. In so doing this book provokes a theology of transformation--one that compels new social, economic, and political practices. Brueggemann's reading reveals that we are not fated to live a life of greed, anxiety, and violence, but instead can embrace a shared life of well-being grounded in an investment in the common good. Brueggemann shows the endless ways by which the Bible provokes new life for transformed peoples.

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Author:   Walter Brueggemann ,  Davis Hankins
Publisher:   Baylor University Press
Imprint:   Baylor University Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 3.80cm , Length: 22.80cm
Weight:   0.736kg
ISBN:  

9781481302180


ISBN 10:   1481302183
Pages:   430
Publication Date:   15 September 2014
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional & Vocational
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In stock   Availability explained
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Table of Contents

Introduction by Davis Hankins Part 1: Poetic Cadences that Create Hope 1. Conflicted Human Agency 2. Conflicted Divine Agency 3. Misbegotten Hope 4. Poems vs. Memos 5. Biblical Language Part 2: Narrative Complexities that Challenge 6. Food Fight 7. Departure without Arrival 8. The Nightmare of Amnesia 9. The Antidote to Amnesia 10. Double Agency Part 3: Legal Covenants that Coalesce 11. From Narrative to Policy 12. The God Who Gives Rest 13. Covenantal Risks and Rewards Part 4: Imaginative Provocations that Compel 14. Testimony 15. Obedience 16. Slow Wisdom 17. Bail Out 18. Jubilee Retrospect

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Provocative indeed! These essays are most compelling and would be appropriate for biblical studies in theological schools, readings for church study groups, and rich resources for preaching. --Richard Horsley, Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and the Study of Religion, University of Massachusetts Boston


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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. Davis Hankins is Lecturer in the Department of Philosophy and Religion at Appalachian State University.

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