Event Title

A Prophet from Compton: The Prophetic Imagination of Kendrick Lamar

Location

Otto Miller Hall 109

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Day of Common Learning

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This session will consider the scholarly contributions of Walter Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination and Nahum Ward-Lev’s The Liberating Journey of the Hebrew Prophets and apply them to the music & performances of Pulitzer prize winning rapper Kendrick Lamar. We will look at how Lamar’s music is able to offer both prophetic criticism and prophetic energy for a world that so desperately needs both. This exploration will encourage participants to further consider the role of the artist in the prophetic task – including one’s own creative expressions.

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Oct 16th, 1:00 PM

A Prophet from Compton: The Prophetic Imagination of Kendrick Lamar

Otto Miller Hall 109

This session will consider the scholarly contributions of Walter Brueggemann’s The Prophetic Imagination and Nahum Ward-Lev’s The Liberating Journey of the Hebrew Prophets and apply them to the music & performances of Pulitzer prize winning rapper Kendrick Lamar. We will look at how Lamar’s music is able to offer both prophetic criticism and prophetic energy for a world that so desperately needs both. This exploration will encourage participants to further consider the role of the artist in the prophetic task – including one’s own creative expressions.

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