Walter Brueggemann: On the Gospel of Hope and a New Economic Paradigm based on Aundance

Legendary Old Testament scholar, theologian and teacher Walter Brueggemann joins me today from his home in Michigan to talk about his life’s work and his new book A Gospel of Hope. At 85 years of age, Brueggemann is one of the most important voices of our age reminding us of the importance of embracing the truth of abundance and challenging the dominant economic paradigm of scarcity, indulgence and fear of lack. He calls us all to practice each day with our neighbours acts of love, charity and sharing in our individual and collective gifts and assets. He argues that society today is in a state of collective amnesia having forgotten the words of both the Old and New Testaments in which God continues to reveal the truth of abundance not scarcity. What is our economic models were based on abundance, as is revealed in Nature? Walter calls us to find our voice and sing a new song, just as the Israelites had to find their own voice to say no to slavery of ancient Egypt trusting in divine providence and Manna (food from heaven).

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