Tools & Resources

Ideology and the Prophetic Tradition

Training & Strategy Reflections & Trainings

February 2, 1998 | Download Document

Warren Adams-Leavitt, former Executive Director Kansas City Church Community Organization (now Communities Creating Opportunity).

The language and ideas inherent in our faith traditions, particularly those of the prophetic tradition provide us with resources for cracking through the predominant political ideologies of the United States to imagine a new day. Faith language and ideas provide us counter-cultural dissonance. They allow us the perspective from which to question prevailing beliefs. In this paper, I am looking at some of the critical components of our public actions, offering some reflections and vignettes that relate, borrowing liberally from the Book of Exodus and Walter Brueggeman's "The Prophetic Imagination".