Walter Brueggemann: Silence and the Prophetic Imagination (Part Two)

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 ImaginationSabbath as Resistance: Saying No to the Culture of NowFrom Judgment to Hope: A Study on the Prophetsand 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:

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

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Carl McColman
Author of Befriending Silence, The Big Book of Christian Mysticism, Answering the Contemplative Call, and other books. Retreat leader. Speaker. Professed Lay Cistercian.


  1. I love your podcast. I’m not a patron, sorry ….Just know I support you in other ways. This episode was another brilliant episode. I would love to include some of what was said for a community radio segment ‘Voices of Faith’ which I occasionally do voluntarily. This radio segment is sponsored by Pureland learning community and I generally introduce myself as part of the World Community for Christian Meditation.

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