David Buttrick, who through his teaching and writing has shaped a generation of Protestant preachers, admits he is not "a guild-approved" biblical scholar. But he here puts forward a homiletic method for examining the text of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount/
Jesus proved that preaching costly discipleship could be hazardous to one's health. Peter Storey gives readers a firsthand encounter with such preaching. His anthology covers nearly 30 years of sermons and lectures, showing what the church stood for and against during a key stage of South African history. In entries dated from November 1966 to November 1992, Storey proclaims a risky faith.
This is a superb compilation of 25 years worth of Fleming Rutledge's sermons. Three-fourths of the book focuses on Holy Week, and the balance addresses Easter Sunday and Eastertide. Preachers will find Fleming's sermons offering insight into the first, often neglected days of Holy Week especially rewarding.
Robert Grant's Paul in the Roman World provides something of a first-century sociological tour of Corinth. The book's objective is to help readers understand "several contexts of the Corinthian Christians." Grant, professor emeritus of humanities and New Testament at the University of Chicago Divinity School, shares the ample findings of his Corinthian research begun in 1938.
Why don't people get angry with an oncologist or a surgeon who delivers a cancer diagnosis? Why don't law clients fly into fits of rage when an attorney fails to win their case? Why do people not jump to string up their stockbrokers when the financial markets perform feebly? People may feel such rage, but they rarely express it to these professionals.
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