“The Bible is endlessly a surprise”: Brueggemann on Scripture

Brueggemann“The Bible is inherently the live Word of God that addresses us concerning the character and will of the gospel-giving God, empowering us to an alternative life in the world…Given inherency…the Bible is endlessly a surprise beyond us…

The Bible is not a fixed, frozen, readily exhausted read; it is rather a “script” always reread, through which the Spirit makes new…Nobody makes the final read; nobody’s read is final or inerrant, precisely because the Key Character in the book who creates, redeems, and consummates is always beyond us in holy hiddenness” (Walter Brueggemann, Struggling with Scripture (2002), pp. 11, 12, 13)

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2 thoughts on ““The Bible is endlessly a surprise”: Brueggemann on Scripture

  1. Hi,

    Thank you for having this site. I really appreciate what you wrote about scripture being an endless surprise. It’s so true.

    The internet can be such a wonderful resource for we Christians. Thank you again for this wonderful site. It’s very nicely done.

    God’s Peace,
    Greg

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