Reclaiming the Bible: Words for the Nineties

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Westminster John Knox Press, 1. jaan 1994 - 149 pages

In this series of messages based on Scripture, Robert McAfee Brown demonstrates the vital applications of the Bible for our own times. Brown first deals with the great words of faith such as love, grace, and reconciliation. Then he includes a number of chapters that shed modern light on various events in Jesus' life and beyond. For instance, angels, as if in an advertising agency, plan for the visit of the three kings. Television news covers Passion week. Doubting Thomas in his old age recalls Jesus' resurrection. A third group of messages show the Bible addressing social issues such as sexuality and violence.

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Contents

Recovering a Vocabulary
1
Where Questions Count for More than Answers
3
Loving God with the Mind
9
Grace Amazing
16
That MuchAbused Word Love
22
Cliche or Rediscovery?
27
Reversals Reversals Reversals
33
The Bottom Line
39
So What Happened Next? The Transfiguration A Dialogue Sermon with Sydney T Brown
70
Holy Week according to CBS and NPR or Dan Rather and Robert MacNeil Cover the Jerusalem Beat Palm Sunday and Good Friday
76
The Life and Times of Old Tom Didymus Easter
83
The Apocryphal Council of Alexandria Trinity Sunday
84
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The Spiral of Violence
102
A Problem for the Churches
109
Scandal Justice Pearl Harbor and Other Related Items
115

Exploring a Terrain
45
The Official and Unofficial Reports of a Lower Echelon Functionary in Herods Court Advent
47
Three Messengers Which Is What the Greek Word Angelos Means Discuss Past and Future Assignments Epiphany
53
The Biblical Obsession with Food Ministry
59
A Conundrum Ministry
64
Sacrificeand the Federal Budget
122
Death and Life
129
A Letter from the Depths
138
Notes
145
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Robert McAfee Brown was a well-known theologian, writer, teacher, and social activist. He authored many books, including The Bible Speaks to You; Liberation Theology: An Introductory Guide; Reclaiming the Bible; Religion and Violence; Theology in a New Key; and, a novel, Dark the Night, Wild the Sea, all published by Westminster John Knox Press.

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