Walter Brueggemann on prophetic imagination

This incisive interview with Walter Brueggemann discusses how the process of reimagining is an act of refusal to adopt the imagination imposed on us by the empire.

Like he said, the Exodus narrative is endlessly generative of emancipatory thinking, and prophets like Isaiah sought to use poetry for reimagining a new and better world through emancipation from coercive structures.

I learnt that the vocation of a prophet is always contemporary; for example, it involves today post-colonial hermeneutics, in which we become aware of how white westerners have been reading scriptures through the empire that has a stake in keeping other people in subordinate colonies.

It is commendable that Walter wants to use his energy for seeing how they can read the prophets outside of the imperial domain.

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