Lament: Reclaiming Practices in Pulpit, Pew, and Public Square

Overview

Lament, so prominent in the Christian canon, is neglected in the public worship and witness of most North American congregations. These essays by Princeton Theological Seminary faculty attest to the diverse ways in which lament is understood and practiced, and invite their recovery in all elements of the church's ministry.

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Overview

Lament, so prominent in the Christian canon, is neglected in the public worship and witness of most North American congregations. These essays by Princeton Theological Seminary faculty attest to the diverse ways in which lament is understood and practiced, and invite their recovery in all elements of the church's ministry.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664227500
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2007
  • Pages: 188
  • Sales rank: 1,471,787
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author


Sally A. Brown is Elizabeth M. Engle Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the coeditor of Lament: Reclaiming Practices in Pulpit, Pew, and Public Square.

Patrick D. Miller is Charles T. Haley Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including The Religion of Ancient Israel. He is coeditor of the Interpretation commentary series and the Westminster Bible Companion series. In 1998, he served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also editor of Theology Today for twenty years.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Recovering lamentation as a practice in the Church 3
Ch. 2 Heaven's prisoners : the Lament as Christian prayer 15
Ch. 3 When Lament shapes the Sermon 27
Ch. 4 The Shepherd's song : a Sermon 38
Ch. 5 The persistence of the wounds 47
Ch. 6 Rending the curtain : Lament as an act of vulnerable aggression 59
Ch. 7 Nervous laughter : Lament, death anxiety, and humor 70
Ch. 8 Jesus's cry, God's cry, and ours 80
Ch. 9 May we trust God and (still) Lament? Can we Lament and (still) trust God? 95
Ch. 10 When feeling like a motherless child 111
Ch. 11 Woes of captive women : from Lament to defiance in times of war 121
Ch. 12 4 Ezra's Lament : the anatomy of grief 135
Ch. 13 Breaking point : a sermon 145
Ch. 14 Till God speaks light : devotional reflections on lamentation with verse 157
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