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God, Neighbor, Empire - The Excess of Divine Fidelity and the Command of Common Good (Hardcover) Loot Price: R588
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God, Neighbor, Empire - The Excess of Divine Fidelity and the Command of Common Good (Hardcover): Walter Brueggemann

God, Neighbor, Empire - The Excess of Divine Fidelity and the Command of Common Good (Hardcover)

Walter Brueggemann; Foreword by Tim A Dearborn

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Justice, mercy, and the public good all find meaning in relationshipaa relationship dependent upon fidelity, but endlessly open to the betrayals of infidelity. This paradox defines the story of God and Israel in the Old Testament. Yet the arc of this story reaches ever forward, and its trajectory confers meaning upon human relationships and communities in the present. The Old Testament still speaks. Israel, in the Old Testament, bears witness to a God who initiates and then sustains covenantal relationships. God, in mercy, does so by making promises for a just well-being and prescribing stipulations for the covenant partner's obedience. The nature of the relationship itself decisively depends upon the conduct, practice, and policy of the covenant partner, yet is radically rooted in the character and agency of Godathe One who makes promises, initiates covenant, and sustains relationship. This reflexive, asymmetrical relationship, kept alive in the texts and tradition, now fires contemporary imagination. Justice becomes shaped by the practice of neighborliness, mercy reaches beyond a pervasive quid pro quo calculus, and law becomes a dynamic norming of the community. The well-being of the neighborhood, inspired by the biblical texts, makes possibleaand even insists uponaan alternative to the ideology of individualism that governs our society's practice and policy. This kind of community life returns us to the arc of God's giftsamercy, justice, and law. The covenant of God in the witness of biblical faith speaks now and demands that its interpreting community resist individualism, overcome commoditization, and thwart the rule of empire through a life of radical neighbor love.

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Imprint: Baylor University Press
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2016
Authors: Walter Brueggemann
Foreword by: Tim A Dearborn
Dimensions: 225 x 148 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 165
ISBN-13: 978-1-4813-0542-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > Philosophy
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Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament > General
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy
Books > Philosophy > Topics in philosophy > Ethics & moral philosophy > Practical & applied ethics
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian theology
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian theology > General
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament > General
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Books > Christianity > The Bible
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Books > Christianity > The Bible > Old Testament
LSN: 1-4813-0542-5
Barcode: 9781481305426

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