Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Walter Brueggemann & Douglas John Hall
i'm taking a class this semester called "constructing the theological mosaic." in it i've had the opportunity to learn not only under my professor, dr. colline greene, but also from the texts i'm required to read. the first one up for recommendation is Texts Under Negotiation: The Bible and the Postmodern Imagination by Brueggemann. yes, it is provocative as it sounds; a great read for beginning to develop an understanding of postmodern hermeneutics. the second title you should read is Thinking the Faith: Christian Theology in a North American Context by canadian author Hall. it is the first in a three volume set inviting us to consider what our specific story as north americans has contributed positively/negatively to our formation of theology. both men are looking at the christian faith, specifically our theological systems and our view of the bible, from an after-modernity stance, call it postmodern or whatever. the main point is that neither should go unheard. good stuff.
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