Christian Humanist Profiles 28: Ice Axes for Frozen Seas by Walter Brueggemann

Cultural critics of a certain persuasion will sometimes suggest that the Bible is a force to conserve what is most stable in human society, to call us back from our radical delusions and into a life that deserves not critique but preservation without much question or disturbance.  Not so Walter Brueggemann.  In his famous 1978 book The Prophetic Imagination Brueggemann introduced Bible students to a text that disrupts and confronts, that imagines a creation crying out for justice and mercy.  And in his 2014 book Ice Axes for Frozen Seas, Brueggemann once more returns to the Bible as a collection of texts that breaks up frozen ideas, making us see what we had ignored and to cry out when despair silences our cries.

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