Dr. Walter Brueggemann will speak at Forest Hill Presbyterian Church on Sunday June 14. Dr. Brueggemann will teach a 9:30am Bible study class and preach for the 11am worship service. At 2pm, Brueggemann will discuss the Biblical response to the wealth inequality that results in an economy of extraction.
As he explains, both Biblical and present-day economic powers thrive by extracting wealth from the vulnerable and transferring it to a powerful elite. The result is a concentration of wealth in the hands of a few at the expense of the many.
According to Brueggemann, the means of such extraction are unfair taxation, debt management, high interest rates, and cheap labor. The Bible speaks against such practices and in favor of restoring economic equity through debt cancellation. Given current U.S. economic policies and practices, this issue is as important today as it was in Biblical times,.
Among the world’s foremost interpreters of the Hebrew Bible, Walter Brueggemann has lectured and preached all over the world. He is the author of over 100 books and articles, including Theology of the Old Testament; Psalms: New Cambridge Bible Commentary with William Bellinger, Sabbath as Resistance; Reality, Grief, Hope; The Prophetic Imagination; and Journey to the Common Good.
Dr. Brueggemann is the William Marcellus McPheeters Professor Emeritus of Old Testament at Columbia Theology Seminary in Decatur, Georgia, where he served from 1986 until his retirement in 2003. He is a past president of the Society of Biblical Literature and an ordained minister with the United Church of Christ.
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