The Friday EDGE Group begins a new book on December 1.
We are gathering by Zoom only. The meeting begins at 10:15 and concludes at 11:30. We are using the Walter Brueggemann"s Prophetic Imagination: A Theological Biography by Conrad L. kanagy.Dear Edge partners,
At yesterday’s gathering it was decided that the Crossan book was too scholarly for our liking. So, after some discussion, I recommended that we read a book which is similar to our previous reading by Serene Jones. I have a personal investment in this book by Conrad Kanagy, as Walter Brueggemann has been a mentor, colleague and friend to me for the past fifty years.
Here is the introduction to the book from Amazon. “In this theological biography of the most prolific Old Testament student of the twenty-first century, Conrad Kanagy portrays Walter Brueggemann within the historical and cultural landscape of his formation.
Kanagy follows Walter from his childhood home in Blackburn, Missouri, to Elmhurst College, Eden Theological Seminary, and Union Theological Seminary. Kanagy introduces us to the teachers who most influenced Brueggemann's personal and theological development. We observe Walter Brueggemann's unflappable energy as he moves toward the publication of The Prophetic Imagination, which will land him on the theological map of biblical studies and the
American church. This breakthrough will define the rest of Brueggemann's life as he pivots among the biblical text, classroom, church, and world.”
We will restart on Friday, December 1, at our regular time of 10:15am. This book is an easy read, so let’s plan on reviewing the Introduction and Part One of the book.
I have included links to Amazon for the purchase of this book. Walter Brueggemann's Prophetic Imagination: A Theological Biography.
Co-Coordinators. David Stabenfeldt and John McDougald.
Current Zoom Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82076061997?pwd=endpck9yMkxuK0hLeEJvZFcwdG9hQT09
Meeting ID: 820 7606 1997
EDGE grew out of a Bible study group that formed in the Village of Oak Creek some 20 years ago. The name EDGE was created when the Bible study group decided to change direction and started to read religious related books and discuss them rather than focus strictly on Bible reading. EDGE is an acronym for Ecumenical, Diverse, Gutsy, and Educational. When the group was formed, we had attendees from at least four different churches and that is where the E and D for the first half of EDGE originated. Post-COVID, we decided to meet via Zoom, and a Zoom link is also set up at the church for those who don't have Internet access or just would prefer to be part of this group at the church. Our book selection process is quite relaxed. Individuals are encouraged to suggest books that they have read or know about, members have a couple of weeks to look up those books, and we come together and decide what the next several books will be. The group decides each meeting how much of the book they would like to read for the next session. We take Fridays off that are during holiday weeks.