Brueggemann argues that when the covenant theology of rewards and punishments spelt out in deuteronomy had become exhausted by the events of the babylonian conquest israel found grace in the wilderness of exile. God neighbor empire the excess of divine fidelity and the command of common good walter brueggemann tim a dearborn on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers justice mercy and the public good all find meaning in relationship a relationship dependent upon fidelity. Always provocative and insightful walter brueggemann brilliantly helps us see how the ancient text has stunning implications for how we think and live today. In god neighbor empire he develops these themes with all of his penetrating insight into the whole corpus of the old testament introduction empire is characterized by the imperial practice of extraction commodity and violence legitimated by the imperial gods. Elizabeth j prasad on walter brueggemann biography wayne fraser on gift and task a year of daily reflections and devotions resist right now next on sabbath as resistance saying no to the culture of now
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