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Preaching God's Transforming Justice: A Lectionary Commentary, Year C

Westminster John Knox Press / 2012 / Hardcover

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Want to add social justice themes to your preaching? Based on the Revised Common Lectionary, this work features distinguished contributors who introduce you to 22 holy days for justice: Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, International Women's Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Yom HaShoah, etc. 544 pages, hardcover. Westminster John Knox.

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Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 544
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0664234550
ISBN-13: 9780664234553

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Publisher's Description

This is the second of three volumes in a unique commentary series that helps the preacher identify and reflect on the social implications of the biblical readings in the Revised Common Lectionary. The essays concentrate on the themes of social justice in the weekly texts and how those themes can be teachable moments for preaching social justice in the church.

In addition to the lectionary days, there are essays for twenty-two "Holy Days for Justice," including Martin Luther King Day, Earth Day, World AIDS Day, and Children's Sabbath. These days are intended to enlarge the church's awareness of God’s call for justice and of the many ways that call comes to the church and world today.

Author Bio

Dale P. Andrews is Distinguished Professor of Homiletics, Social Justice, and Practical Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School. He is a past president of the Academy of Homiletics and the author of Practical Theology for Black Churches, among other works.

Ronald J. Allen is Nettie Sweeney and Hugh Th. Miller Professor of Preaching and New Testament at Christian Theological Seminary, and the author of several books including A Faith of Your Own and The Life of Jesus for Today.

Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm is Professor of Preaching and Worship at Bethany Theological Seminary and the author of a number of books, including Preaching the Gospel of Mark: Proclaiming the Power of God.

Editorial Reviews

"A rousing reminder of what preaching justice is all about. Read it for the good of Christ’s body or for your own soul’s health. You won't be sorry you did." Barbara Brown Taylor, Columbia Theological Seminary and Piedmont College


"This is a long-needed, most-welcome addition to our lectionary resources. The book surely holds promise of transformative energy for the preaching, teaching, interpreting work of the church." Walter Brueggemann, Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary

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