Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth: The Prayers of Walter Brueggemann

by Walter Brueggemann
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800634608

ISBN-13: 9780800634605

Pub. Date: 01/15/2003

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

This thoughtful collection of prayers emerged from Brueggemann's thirty-five years of teaching in seminaries. Full of reflection, faith, and dialogue, they reveal another side of this gifted author from what his many readers are accustomed to. These deeply felt and sparklingly articulated prayers reflect a wide range of life experiences. As readers, we are taken from

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This thoughtful collection of prayers emerged from Brueggemann's thirty-five years of teaching in seminaries. Full of reflection, faith, and dialogue, they reveal another side of this gifted author from what his many readers are accustomed to. These deeply felt and sparklingly articulated prayers reflect a wide range of life experiences. As readers, we are taken from the depths of pain and loss to the heights of joy and praise. The author takes on life in its fullest as he utters his praise and lament, petition and thanksgiving. Brueggemann's prayers lead us to deeper commitment, deeper faith, and deeper reflection. The volume also includes an index of biblical allusions that will be useful for preachers as well as the general reader looking for the biblical roots of these fears, hopes, struggles, and aspirations.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800634605
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
01/15/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
557,939
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.62(d)

Table of Contents

The prayers are grouped into nine categories:
"And Then You"-Facing God
"A People with Many Secrets"-Truth-telling Confession
"Against Your Absence"-A Hidden God
"We Are Ready to Listen"-For Illumination
"Move Off the Page"-While Reading Texts
"Awed to Heaven, Rooted in Earth"-For the Church in Mission
"Start Again"-For a Bruised World
"We Will Not Keep Silent"-Cadences of Gratitude
"Occupy Our Calendars"-Praying the Christian Year

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