"prophetic rhetoric begins with discerning an alternative vision of Yahweh based in justice and compassion"

Laurie Britt-Smith, who teaches at the University of Detroit Mercy, will be excerpting some of her recent dissertation on Interference. Drawing on the work of Walter Brueggemann (who is often cited for his writing on the Psalms by U2 analysts), she examines contemporary Christians whom she sees as contemporary heirs of the prophetic tradition (in the Biblical sense of that term), including Dorothy Day, Jim Wallis, Martin Luther King Jr. and Bono. (I imagine you can guess which example we'll get to read about on Interference!) If you don't know what the Biblical sense of the term "prophet" is, read the first excerpt. Thanks to the folks at Interference for letting me know about this.

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