The Prophetic Imagination // Walter Brueggemann.
The frustrations of the fruits of royal consciousness–numbness, oppression, and hopelessness–infuriate the justice and freedom of God expressed through the prophetic figures of Moses, Jeremiah, Second Isaiah, and Jesus. To penetrate numbness, Jeremiah’s prophetic lament embraces and enlivens those in pain. To resurrect hopelessness, Second Isaiah’s prophesy of hope energizes those marginalized. Both prophetic ministries are most fully and clearly exhibited by Jesus’s birth, life, death, and resurrection. And now, we who are endowed with the empathic and energetic Holy Spirit must continue this prophetic imagination.