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Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks
Reality, Grief, Hope: Three Urgent Prophetic Tasks

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Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Eerdmans

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Brueggemann identifies a characteristic ideology of exceptionalism - chosenness, entitlement, privilege - which must be countered by prophetic realism and truth-telling. Denial must give way to honest grief. And, finally, widespread despair must be overcome by a buoyant hope. This sequence of ideology-realism, denial-grief, and despair-hope corresponds to Brueggemann's unpacking of the books of Jeremiah, Lamentations, and Isaiah. Thoughtful readers will find provocative fare aplenty in Brueggemann's Reality, Grief, Hope.

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