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1. Explaining Brueggemann's concept of the Covenantal Historical model for looking at the Bible; for understanding the world; and for thinking about, perceiving and living life.

2. Explaining the three other models for understanding the world and life that Brueggemann contrasts with the Covenantal Historical model. Be sure to:

a. Summarize the three other models for understanding the world.
b. Cite examples of how and where the three other models are visible in the world.
c. Summarize how Brueggemann's Covenantal Historical model contrasts with the other three models for understanding the world.

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I located an excellent source describing Brueggemann's Covenantal Historical model, and the other three comparison models as wall. This response is drawn on this source. I also attached an example APA paper to consider for your final write-up.

Like all academic papers, it will have an Introduction (introduce topee, include a purpose statement describing what will be include in the paper), Body (answering the questions below) and Conclusion (restate purpose statement in slightly different wording and summarize main points).


1. Explaining Brueggemann's concept of the Covenantal Historical model for looking at the Bible; for understanding the world; and for thinking about, perceiving and living life.

In his book "The Bible Makes Sense," Walter Brueggemann compares his model with three other models or perspectives. Brueggemann discusses in general the worldviews that influence how we interpret the Bible; for understanding the world; and for thinking about, perceiving and living life. Specifically, Brueggemann describes his way of reading the Bible called the Covenantal-Historical Model. Brueggemann explains this viewpoint in contrast of three models discussed later. According to Brueggemann, all individuals work through various viewpoints.

His viewpoint depends on the influence of the community, with dialogue and discussion, and seen with-in view of the sin that plagues the world. It gives ground in the area of mystery and historical imagination. Brueggemann moves forward, saying that this viewpoint must try and forsake every conception of the world around it but be influenced by the covenant partner in whom we live our lives for, Jesus. It the covenant between God and his people that moves and directs our lives. It is more characterized by living in communion with the Father, trusting in the covenant we make to follow him with our very lives.

Brueggemann describes this view as containing concrete reality; God chooses a particular people, to do a particular task, for a particular reason. This model has no abstraction. It is a call to distinct people in this world to do a distinct role, God's work. Brueggemann also describes that our memory must not be in an abstract realm of ideas, but in an actual historical movement of people; attached to a vision and reason. This model also adds a specific knowledge of the future. We, as God's people, are in covenant with a God who cares and will ALWAYS provide for us. This viewpoint also determines human existence in terms of vocation and it is always answering the call of new forms of fidelity and faithfulness in every area of life, (Turis, 2008, http://turisdan.blogspot.com/2008/07/bible-makes-sense-by-walter-brueggemann.html) including family, friends, community and work.


In terms of his concept of developing a historical imagination, Brueggemann describes a common approach using a common Bible study approach and then moves on to developing an historical imagination. His approach is marked with having the ability to continually see the scripture in new lights. ...

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By addressing the questions, this solution discusses the Covenantal Historical model in terms of looking at the Bible; for understanding the world; and for thinking about, perceiving and living life. It then compares it to three other models. References are provided.

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