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Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture

Walter BrueggemannJohn Brueggemann

Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture

Walter BrueggemannJohn Brueggemann

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In this unique volume, father-and-son team Walter and John Brueggemann take a close look at our fractured American society and suggest ways for improvement. Using six themes identified by some scholars as the moral foundations of society--care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity--they examine the unsustainable patterns of our contemporary society and reveal how those patterns played out in the ancient world of the Old Testament. Brueggemann and Brueggemann demonstrate how comparing the current state of these moral foundations with what God wanted them to be can help us better respond to the challenges of today. They assert that achieving any significant change will require the work of all of us and will be grounded in a vision of neighborliness. Rebuilding the Foundations will inspire readers to reorient toward a better way of living, both for themselves and for all living things.



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About "Rebuilding the Foundations: Social Relationships in Ancient Scripture and Contemporary Culture"

In this unique volume, father-and-son team Walter and John Brueggemann take a close look at our fractured American society and suggest ways for improvement. Using six themes identified by some scholars as the moral foundations of society--care, fairness, liberty, loyalty, authority, and sanctity--they examine the unsustainable patterns of our contemporary society and reveal how those patterns played out in the ancient world of the Old Testament. Brueggemann and Brueggemann demonstrate how comparing the current state of these moral foundations with what God wanted them to be can help us better respond to the challenges of today. They assert that achieving any significant change will require the work of all of us and will be grounded in a vision of neighborliness. Rebuilding the Foundations will inspire readers to reorient toward a better way of living, both for themselves and for all living things.


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Meet the Authors

Walter Brueggemann

Dr. Walter Brueggemann (Th.D., Union Theological Seminary, New York:; Ph.D., St. Louis University) is Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology and Interpretation at Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA .

His award-winning Theology of the Old Testament (Fortress Press, 1997) quickly became a foundational work in the field. The Association of Theological Booksellers presented Walter Brueggemann and Fortress Press with a Theologos Award for Best General Interest Book at a dinner in Brueggemann's honor, for the award-winning book, Deep Memory, Exuberant Hope: Contested Truth in a Post-Christian World.

His recent publications include Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church, The Theology of the Book of Jeremiah, Like Fire in the Bones: Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah, and The Word That Redescribes the World: The Bible and Discipleship.

John Brueggemann

John Brueggemann is Department Chair and Professor of Sociology at Skidmore College. He is the author of Rich, Free, and Miserable: The Failure of Success in America and Inequality in the United States: A Reader.

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  • Catalogue Code 468015
  • Product Code 9780664262655
  • ISBN 0664262651
  • EAN 9780664262655
  • Pages 202
  • Department Academic
  • Category Christian Worldview
  • Sub-Category Media/culture
  • Publisher Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication Date Feb 2017
  • Dimensions 215 x 139 x 11 mm
  • Weight 0.266kg

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