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The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann

"These texts bear witness to the power of God for new life. That is why we are here. God is at work giving new life," says Walter Brueggemann, professor emeritus of Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Ga., in one of the 67 sermons in The Collected Sermons of Walter Brueggemann. In the foreword, Samuel Wells of Duke University, Durham, N.C., praises him as a master exegete, preacher and theologian.

Book coverBrueggemann argues that we need more bold sermons and preaching that offers viable alternatives to the secular world. He sees preaching as "a performance of God's good rule."

The sermons here cover such subjects as saints, miracles, faith, ministry, deep waters, fears, strategies for humanness, habits, medical care and more.

In one he writes: "That is why all around the world there is such conflict and turmoil these days. It is because God is doing a new thing. The power of the gospel is at work breaking up old forms of power, permitting new possibilities, letting the weak ones have power, letting the sad ones laugh" (Westminster John Knox Press, 2011).


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