The Prophetic Imagination by Brueggemann

A beautiful quote from a new book I’m eager to get my hands on, The Prophetic Imagination by respected Old Testament scholar Walter Brueggemann.

Here is a quote from the book, for artists and creative voices to hear, on creating visions of alternative futures through art:

“The prophet engages in future fantasy. The prophet does not ask if the vision can be implemented… The imagination must come before the implementation. Our culture is competent to implement almost anything and to imagine almost nothing… Every totalitarian regime is frightened of the artist. It is the vocation of the prophet to keep alive the ministry of imagination, to keep conjuring and proposing alternative futures.” [Brueggemann]

Here is the link for the book: The Prophetic Imagination

Special thanks to Jonny for the heads up.