The City in Biblical Perspective: Failed and Possible

Walter Brueggemann

Article Type: Article

Publication Date: 7/1/1999

Issue: Religion and Politics (Vol. 19, No 3, Summer, 1999)

Old Testament Jerusalem is a metaphor for the concentration of power and meaning that marks our own cities. Jerusalem failed, committed to a false ideology, just as our cities are failing. The prophets provide a voice and a program of hope.

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