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Ancient Echoes - Print

Ancient Echoes - Print

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Ancient Echoes: Refusing the Fear-Filled, Greed-Driven Toxicity of the Far Right.

Walter Brueggemann.

Soft cover, 132pp.
ISBN 9781506494968.
Fortress Press (2023).
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Eight “truth claims” made by the political right champion aggressive self-sufficiency and self-security at the expense of the community. In the process, any hint of “the common good” among neighbours disappears from the scene.

Brueggemann responds to each of these mistaken “truth claims” through the witness of scripture and an insistence upon a common good – a neighbourly practice of generosity, hospitality, forgiveness, justice, compassion, and mercy. The echoes of biblical faith reveal that these right wing “truth claims” contradict our long-running legacy of biblical faith.

“In this powerful book Brueggemann goes right after the sacred creeds of toxic right-wing politics, challenging each hollow affirmation with “ancient echoes,” the vibrant counter-testimony of scripture.
In Brueggemann’s hands, the words of the Bible leap to life and provide razor-sharp alternative ways of thinking, believing, and living. Every rabbi and minister who hopes to free the pulpit to engage the culture with vigor should read this book.” Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching, Candler School of Theology, Emory University
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