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Mandate to Difference: An Invitation to the Contemporary Church

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In "Mandate to Difference," renowned theologian Walter Brueggemann sets forth a new vision of the Christian church in today's world. Based on speaking engagements surrounding his critical passion and conviction that the church in this moment must set itself in tension with the rest of the world, these essays call the church to courageously defy political polarization, cons ...more
Paperback, 215 pages
Published January 2nd 2007 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published January 1st 2007)
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Aug 27, 2011 Kerri rated it really liked it
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The chapters are an assortment of material culled from Brueggeman's public speaking. Don't look for a cohesive argument to build from chapter to chapter. That being said, the themes of sabbath and empire pop up several times. For those who are social justice oriented, there's a lot of meat here. Take it slowly and let it seep in.
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May 27, 2013 Edward Cooper rated it it was amazing
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With the eloquence of an Isaiah, the courage of a Jeremiah, and the compassion of a Hosea, WB calls, challenges, cajoles today's church (in the catholic sense) to flesh out its Word and work. WB is truly a grace gift to us all. A must read!
Oct 20, 2008 Mike rated it really liked it
A collections of essays, speeches, sermons or whatever. Full of fun insights, good observations, and loosely related to the title. Its worth picking up.
Jul 29, 2010 Susan rated it really liked it
Wonderful collection of essays and sermons on the topic of ecclesiology. Prophetic as usual.
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Walter Brueggemann is William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is the world's leading interpreter of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including Westminster John Knox Press best sellers such as Genesis and First and Second Samuel in the Interpretation series, An Introduction to the Old Testament: The Canon and Christ ...more
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