Monday, January 17, 2011

 

Quotable: A Truly Free God

As George Mendenhall has urged, the social purpose of a really transcendent God is to have a court of appeal against the highest courts and orders of society around us. Thus a truly free God is essential to marginal people if they are to have a legitimate standing ground against oppressive orders of the day. But then it follows that for those who regulate and benefit from the order of the day a truly free God is not necessary, desirable, or perhaps even possible.

Source: The Prophetic Imagination by Walter Brueggemann (Minneapolis: Fortress Pr., 2001)
pp. 22-23.

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