The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann

Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664234454
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Religion

In addition to being one of the world's leading interpreters of the Old Testament, Walter Brueggemann is a skilled and beloved preacher. This collection of sermons demonstrates Brueggemann's fidelity to biblical texts, which come alive with meaning in our contemporary world. Throughout, Brueggemann reflects on his preaching. As Samuel Wells writes in his foreword, "Enjoy this volume from a master exegete, a master theologian, and a master preacher. They really are neat sermons. And they're for you."

Into Your Hands

Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: SCM Press
ISBN: 9780334054139
Release Date: 2015-10-31
Genre: Religion

This set of seven sermons follows the traditional church sequence of “The Seven Last Words of the Cross,” utterances that the gospel narratives place on the lips of Jesus. These utterances are drawn from the several gospel narratives. In the liturgical life of the church, however, the sequence has a significance and staying power of its own quite apart from the gospel narratives in which the utterances are embedded. These sermons take seriously the faith voiced by Jesus in his context of wretched abuse by the Roman Empire. They attempt, moreover, to connect that reality of faith and abuse in our contemporary world of concentrated, ruthless power. The intent of such sermons on Good Friday is to replicate for us in our context what such an interface of faith and abuse must have been like.

A Stranger is Calling

Author: Anton Wessels
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781532607981
Release Date: 2017-02-09
Genre: Religion

Abraham, the father of all believers, plays host to three strangers, one of whom is God, and thus sets an example for others to follow. Jews, Christians, and Muslims often treat each other as strangers. Their Holy Books are not the cause of their conflicts and enmity but rather show the way to solve them. They tell a common story of the lifelong journey of the human being to the promised city, the promised land, and the promised world where justice and righteousness reign.

Polyphonie und Einbildungskraft

Author: Walter Brueggemann
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
ISBN: 3631526385
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Bible

Walter Brueggemann bietet in diesem Band die Konturen seiner viel diskutierten theoretischen und methodologischen Uberlegungen zu einer Neugestaltung der alttestamentlichen Theologie anhand der aktuellen Texte des Alten Testaments. Es kommen mehrere Perspektiven zum Verhaltnis von Gesellschaft und alttestamentlichem Text unter die Lupe. Der Verfasser bemuht sich, in einer exemplarischen Entwicklung von Detailthemen sowohl die theologische Relevanz von Motiven wie Gebet, Gehorsam und Gotteslob, als auch die gefahrlichen und anstossigen Aspekte des prophetischen Verstandnisses vom gottlichen Wort aufzuzeigen. Das Buch ist ein programmatischer Versuch, Theologie als Vergegenwartigung von spezifischen Texten statt als Systembildung anlasslich solcher Texte zu verstehen."

A Theological Introduction to the Book of Psalms

Author: J. Clinton McCann, Jr.
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 9781426750076
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Religion

Taking his point of departure from the newest frontier of research, McCann reads the psalms in the context of their final shape and canonical form. He interprets the psalms as scripture as well as in their character as songs, prayers, and poetry from Israel's history. McCann's intent is to contribute to the church's recovery of the psalms as torah--as instruction, as a guide to prayer, praise of God, and pious living. The explicit connections which McCann draws from the psalms to the New Testament and to Christian faith and life are extensive, making his work suitable for serious study of the psalms in academic and in church settings. An appendix examines the tradition of singing the psalms and offers suggestions for the use of the psalms in worship.

Feasting on the Word

Author: David Lyon Bartlett
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN: 9780664231019
Release Date: 2009-10-01
Genre: Religion

With this new lectionary commentary series, Westminster John Knox offers the most extensive resource for preaching on the market today. When complete, the twelve volumes of the series will cover all the Sundays in the three-year lectionary cycle, along with movable occasions, such as Christmas Day, Epiphany, Holy Week, and All Saints' Day. For each lectionary text, preachers will find four brief essays--one each on the theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical challenges of the text. This gives preachers sixteen different approaches to the proclaimation of the Word on any given occasion. The editors and contributors to this series are world-class scholars, pastors, and writers representing a variety of denominations and traditions. And while the twelve volumes of the series will follow the pattern of the Revised Common Lectionary, each volume will contain an index of biblical passages so that nonlectionary preachers, as well as teachers and students, may make use of its contents.

To Liberate and Redeem

Author: Edward Le Roy Long
ISBN: STANFORD:36105012100496
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Religion

To Liberate and Redeem provides an alternative to Stanley Hauerwas's claims about the range of options in Christian ethics today. Long is at least equally attentive to the details of the biblical narrative, and his reflections are supportive of the liberal Protestant tradition. The liberationist perspectives that have either been ignored or dismissed out of hand are here also given a critical but respectful hearing. Emphatically liberal, humane, responsible, and readable. -- Dennis P. McCann, Professor of Religious Studies, DePaul University, ChicagoReading the Bible is a complex and difficult undertaking, says author and senior scholar Edward LeRoy Long in the early pages of this thoughtfully written treatment of an important and timely topic. To Liberate and Redeem probes how present-day moral decisions can be informed by studying the biblical story of persons and groups who wrestled with similar concerns while standing in faithful responsiveness to God. The biblical materials, Long writes, contain many of the same diversities that need to characterize moral reflection as an invitation to be faithful rather than as a demand to be correct.This unfolding drama is characterized by persons or groups who need liberation because they are trapped in oppressive structures and by those once freed who need to faithfully construct communities of redemption. Long takes account of the full biblical narrative -- beginning with the oppression of slavery and the Exodus liberation, in order to look back to the Creation and forward to Christ, Paul, and the early church.

Der lebendige Gott und die F lle des Lebens

Author: Jürgen Moltmann
Publisher: Gütersloher Verlagshaus
ISBN: 9783641141417
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Religion

Ein Leben, das Gott gefunden hat, ist erfülltes Leben Modernes Leben ohne Gott ist reduziertes Leben. Jürgen Moltmann zeigt, welche Verheißung darin wohnt, sich dem lebendigen Gott anzuvertrauen. Sein Ausgangspunkt ist die biblische Erfahrung der unbedingten Nähe, der zuvorkommenden Liebe und der unerschöpflichen Lebendigkeit Gottes. Gott ist nicht unbeweglich, leidensunfähig und den Menschen fern. Was es heißt, in dieser Nähe, Liebe und Lebendigkeit Gottes zu leben, darum geht es im Zweiten Teil. In der Freiheit und Freundschaft Gottes erwachsen die Liebe zum Leben, Wachheit der Sinne und Mut zum Denken und Handeln. Darin wird menschliches Leben wahrhaftig und wirklich gelebt. Jürgen Moltmann hat ein kluges, zu-gleich weises und sehr persönliches Buch geschrieben. Es versammelt Erfahrungen aus einem langen Leben und Einsichten in die Begrenzungen und Möglichkeiten unseres Daseins. Was es bewirkt, mit Gott zu leben Eine theologische Ermutigung zum diesseitigen Leben

Sermons from Duke Chapel

Author: William H. Willimon
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822386964
Release Date: 2005-02-09
Genre: Religion

Many of America’s greatest Protestant preachers—Paul Tillich, William Sloane Coffin, Barbara Brown Taylor, Fleming Rutledge, Peter J. Gomes, Billy Graham, and others—have spoken powerfully from the pulpit of the “great towering church” that is the spiritual and architectural center of Duke University. This collection of fifty-eight of the most notable sermons proclaimed from that pulpit commemorates the seventy-fifth anniversary of the groundbreaking for Duke Chapel. It is a sweeping panorama of sermons selected and edited by Bishop William H. Willimon, Dean of the Chapel for twenty years and one of the most widely read writers on preaching in America. Opening with the sermon preached in June 1935 at the dedication of the Chapel and closing with one by Willimon delivered at the beginning of the 2003–4 school year, this volume presents Protestant Christianity at its most eloquent and prophetic. Some sermons are pure meditations on biblical texts; others are period pieces in the best sense of the term, reflecting on such contemporary concerns as civil rights, the assassinations of Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy, and the wars in Europe, Vietnam, and Iraq. Willimon provides a brief introduction to each sermon, commenting on the work and thought of the preacher. Diverse in subject and style, the sermons collected in this volume are a treasure for those who love fine preaching, a resource for those studying the history of homiletics, and a light to rekindle the memories of those who have worshiped in the Chapel over the years.