Walter Brueggemann: Silence and the Prophetic Imagination (Part Two)
November 11, 2019
The conclusion of our conversation with the Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann.
This is part two of a two part episode; to listen to part one, click here.
The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian interpreters of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including The Prophetic Imagination, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets, and his most recent book, Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out.
Anybody who is not in touch with the pain of the world probably is not a truth-teller. — Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Dr. Brueggemann recently joined us via Skype to talk about his understanding of both the challenge and the possibilities associated with silence, especially the importance of interrupting coercive or repressive silence and the status quo in this world of chaos and oppression.
Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:
Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination
Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
Walter Brueggemann, Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent
Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent
Walter Brueggemann, Journey to the Common Good
Walter Brueggemann, From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets
Walter Brueggemann, Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out.
Thomas Merton, Dialogues with Silence
Barbara A. Holmes, Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
Greta Thunberg, No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer
Angela Davis, Women, Race and Class
Eugene Peterson, The Message
Rashi, Commentary on the Torah
Episode 80: Silence and the Prophetic Imagination: A Conversation with Walter Brueggemann (Part Two)
Hosted by: Cassidy Hall
With: Carl McColman, Kevin Johnson
Guest: Walter Brueggemann
Date Recorded: October 14, 2019