How Our Religious Narratives Affect Us

Where are we going to look for our future? Where can we find stories and language of neighborliness? How can we bring narratives of fallibility, faith, relatedness, forgiveness, and apology into the center of our conversations of community? These questions and more are the focus of Peter’s discussion with Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.

In this wide-ranging and thought-provoking interview with Robert Thompson and Mike Niess of Thought Grenades, Peter and Walter start at the intersection between our religious narrative and our economics and how it affects every dimension of our lives, describe the corporatization of our institutions and culture, and explore some of the thinking and actions that can shift us into a different narrative for our future.

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Running time: 31:39 | Home page photo: Lel4nd

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About the Lead Author

Walter Brueggemann
Walter Brueggemann is one of the most influential Old Testament scholars of the last several decades, known throughout the world for his method of combining literary and sociological modes when reading The Bible. He has written more than 58 books, hundreds of articles, and several commentaries on books of the Bible, has contributed to the Living the Questions DVD series, and participated in Bill Moyers' PBS television series on Genesis.

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