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The Prophets brought the "text" of their day, the Word as they knew it, into the lives of those they lived among.  Not content with keeping the message in the temple, or the inner temple or spiritual life of each individual, they brought the message to the street and lifted it up and made it real so that it spoke in their present cultural, sociological, psychological, political lives where its significance and meaning surpassed simply being a talisman and could become a lantern to reveal life as it was and life as it had potential to be.  Such is Brueggeman today.