The Holy No: Worship as a Subversive Act

The Holy No: Worship as a Subversive Act

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ISBN-13: 9780802873859
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 07/10/2018
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 304,953
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author



Adam Hearlson is a scholar, preacher, and teacher. An ordained minister in the United Church of Christ who has served various congregations and taught in seminaries and colleges, he speaks across the country about preaching, worship, and subversion.

Table of Contents

Foreword Brian McLaren ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

1 Holy Fire 9

An Introduction to Subversion

2 Preaching and Double-Talk 36

The Indirect Sermon

3 Playing the Fool 57

Absurd Theater and Festival Worship

4 Specific Welcome 79

Hospitality as Insubordination

5 Genre Bending 103

Time, Eternity and the Third Thing

6 The End 128

Art, Hope, and Cataclysm

7 Setting Holy Fires 149

Wisdom for Curating Subversive Worship

Bibliography 169

Index 177

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The Holy No: Worship as a Subversive Act 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Kozlof More than 1 year ago
The premise of “The Holy No” by Adam Hearlson is that worship can in its depth and in its simplicity be seen as an act of subversion. While I can see the point Hearlson is trying to make that through our history various minorities and people groups have used their faith as a wall to stand on and rally against the ‘powers that be’ I think trying to position their worship and subversion is dangerous. I had trouble with this view-point as it takes away the authenticity of worship/faith and made it seem as though certain people used it as a rally cry instead of a position of belief. This point aside the writing of “The Holy No” was very well done and the author wrote in a voice of well researched authority. Covering the areas of faith most would consider within the topic of worship and constructing a view-point very few would think of. While I would not recommend this book for everyone to read, I am thankful I had the opportunity to pick it up and review it. If you are interested in what may be a new view-point of worship that is well written and researched, pick up “The Holy No” if nothing else you will discover the power behind worship. **I received this book free from the publisher through netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review. These are my personal thoughts.