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Preaching the luminous word : biblical sermons and homiletical essays / Ellen F. Davis with Austin McIver Dennis.

Davis, Ellen F., (author.).
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Subject: Bible > Sermons.
Episcopal Church > Sermons.
Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781467446051
  • ISBN: 146744605X
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (xxiv, 332 pages)
  • Publisher: Grand Rapids, Michigan : William B. Eerdmans Publishing Co., [2016]

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General Note: Includes index.
Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Being a creature means you eat -- Radical trust -- What does Moses do? -- Essay : witnessing to God in the midst of life : Old Testament preaching -- The manna economy -- Beautifying Heaven -- Living icons -- The humility of Moses -- Perfect love -- Receiving the gift of rest -- "All that you say, I will do" -- God's house -- The view from Mount Elijah -- Holy friendship -- Blessing of the animals -- Pray with your eyes open -- Essay : Holy preaching : ethical interpretation and the practical imagination -- Rock bottom -- Shake this tree -- Desiring God -- Tough praise -- The incongruity of sin -- In memory of Joseph Taban Lasuba -- Finding strength in praise -- Essay : surprised by wisdom : preaching Proverbs -- Mastering sacrifice -- Face to face -- Wisdom and her works -- After the rain -- Essay : "Here I am" : preaching Isaiah as a book of vocation -- I saw God -- In memory of John H. Davis Sr. -- The healing of our flesh -- Swallowing fire -- Healing for sin-sick hearts -- Learning to lament -- Building hope -- Making a marriage that preaches -- The good news of judgment -- The compassion architect -- Seasonal tension -- Essay : preaching in witness to the triune God -- Stargazers -- Faithful mourning -- Offensive faith -- One more squanderer -- "Do you have anything here to eat?" -- Pushing toward glory -- Learning to believe -- Divine drama -- The secret of community -- Being perfect -- The table of creation -- Easter exiles -- Worship the lamb.
Summary: "Insights from one of the most distinctive and eloquent scholar-preachers of our time. Inviting serious theological engagement with texts from all parts of the Christian Bible, Preaching the Luminous Word is a collection of fifty-one sermons and five related essays from noted preacher and biblical scholar Ellen F. Davis. A brief preface to each sermon delineates its liturgical context and theological themes as well as distinctive elements of structure and style. Arranged in canonical order, the sermons treat a wide range of texts: Torah, Prophets, Writings, Gospels, Epistles, and Revelation. They are complemented by essays on various aspects of biblical interpretation for preaching. At once accessible, theologically informed, and rhetorically rich, this volume will engage preachers, teachers, seminarians, church leaders, and serious lay readers."--Provided by publisher.
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