Wednesday, 16 April 2008

Walter Brueggemann on God Speaking/God Silent?

"I suspect that prophetic speech - history-making, human-holy speech about hurt and hope - has disappeared because we have accepted the pretensions of the technological silence. Our proper task is, in the tradition of Israel's prophets, not excessive respect for the silence of technique but exposure of that silence for what it is, a surreptitious, determined resolve to end the rhetorical-political process that makes human life possible, that let's God be present and effective among us".

Walter Brueggemann - "Like Fire in the Bones - Listening for the Prophetic Word in Jeremiah" - Fortress Press (2006) - (p84).

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