This is part two of a two part episode; to listen to part one, click here.
The Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor of Old Testament Emeritus at Columbia Theological Seminary. He is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading Christian interpreters of the Old Testament and is the author of numerous books, including The Prophetic Imagination, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now, From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets, and his most recent book, Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out.
Anybody who is not in touch with the pain of the world probably is not a truth-teller. — Rev. Dr. Walter Brueggemann
Dr. Brueggemann recently joined us via Skype to talk about his understanding of both the challenge and the possibilities associated with silence, especially the importance of interrupting coercive or repressive silence and the status quo in this world of chaos and oppression.
Some of the resources and authors we mention in this episode:
- Walter Brueggemann, The Prophetic Imagination
- Walter Brueggemann, Sabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of Now
- Walter Brueggemann, Celebrating Abundance: Devotions for Advent
- Walter Brueggemann, A Way Other Than Our Own: Devotions for Lent
- Walter Brueggemann, Journey to the Common Good
- Walter Brueggemann, From Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophets
- Walter Brueggemann, Interrupting Silence: God’s Command to Speak Out.
- Thomas Merton, Dialogues with Silence
- Barbara A. Holmes, Joy Unspeakable: Contemplative Practices of the Black Church
- Greta Thunberg, No One is Too Small to Make a Difference
- Henri Nouwen, The Wounded Healer
- Angela Davis, Women, Race and Class
- Eugene Peterson, The Message
- Rashi, Commentary on the Torah
Episode 80: Silence and the Prophetic Imagination: A Conversation with Walter Brueggemann (Part Two)
Hosted by: Cassidy Hall
With: Carl McColman, Kevin Johnson
Guest: Walter Brueggemann
Date Recorded: October 14, 2019