Preaching as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance: Radical Responses to Radical Evil / Edition 1

Preaching as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance: Radical Responses to Radical Evil / Edition 1

by Christine M. Smith, Whitney Smith
     
 

How can a person preach a word of hope and faith in a world filled with violence and suffering? Christine Smith says one must encounter and name the evil that oppresses persons in the world—evils such as handicapism, ageism, sexism, heterosexism, white racism, and classism. She argues preaching is an interpretation of our present world and an invitation to a

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How can a person preach a word of hope and faith in a world filled with violence and suffering? Christine Smith says one must encounter and name the evil that oppresses persons in the world—evils such as handicapism, ageism, sexism, heterosexism, white racism, and classism. She argues preaching is an interpretation of our present world and an invitation to a profoundly different world. It is a form of passionate weeping in a universe filled with suffering and oppression; a form of confession where preachers can shape sermons to call our communities to honest reflection; and it is a form of resistance, moving people to actively resist the attitudes and structures of oppression.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664252168
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
01/28/1992
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
212
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: Preaching as a Theological Act1
1Revelation Confronts Denial - Handicappism15
2Embodiment Challenges Marginalization - Ageism38
3Breaking Silence Exposes Misogyny - Sexism62
4Grace Transforms Condemnation - Heterosexism87
5Conversion Uproots Supremacy - White Racism110
6Crosses Reveal Privilege - Classism135
7Sermons as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance163
Notes178
Index193

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