Sermons of Arthur C. McGill

By Arthur C. McGill

Edited by David Cain

Foreword by William F. May

Sermons of Arthur C. McGill

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  • Pages: 174
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
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Sermons of Arthur C. McGill

By Arthur C. McGill

Edited by David Cain

Foreword by William F. May

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781597529174
  • Pages: 174
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781597529174
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 1/1/2007
  • Retail Price: $23.00
Web Price: $18.40
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About-

Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, Arthur McGill had numerous opportunities to air his rich theological musings outside of the classroom. We are now fortunate, some twenty-five years after his death, to have seventeen sermons brought to us by the aid of his wife Lucille McGill and editor David Cain (University of Mary Washington). These homilies reveal the core themes that distinguish his theological writings: relaxing in our neediness before God, participating in the death-to-life pattern of self-expenditure, and rooting our hope in the unique power of Christ. The collection culminates with what Cain notes as McGill's "signature" sermon on The Good Samaritan, wherein we see that the reception of grace always precedes the extension of grace. In addressing day-to-day issues such as possessions, speech, loneliness, and anger, McGill is both prophetic and pastoral. He does not hesitate to say that "the wickedness of Nineveh--alas!--is the wickedness of the United States." At the same time, he brings a refreshing word with theological depth about human suffering and the God who models ultimate vulnerability.

This book is Theological Fascinations, Volume One, marking the hope that further volumes might emerge from the papers of Arthur C. McGill, evidencing the richness of his "theological fascinations."

Endorsements & Reviews-

"Art McGill was crucial for sustaining the integrity of Christian theology at a time when few cared whether theology survived or not. We are fortunate to have his sermons to exemplify this man's profound commitment to the Christian theological task."
--Stanley Hauerwas, Gilbert T. Rowe Professor of Theological Ethics, Duke Divinity School

"Quite a few of us remember with appreciation and affection the teaching ministry of Arthur Chute McGill when he was at Harvard. His death still saddens us, but how fortunate we are to have this volume of sermons. Now another generation may share in the stimulating pleasure of McGill's mind and heart."
--Peter J. Gomes
Harvard University

"McGill meets the issues of his day head-on without apology. But he always takes his cue from the text, letting the chosen scripture set the sermon's agenda and determine the emotional terrain it will traverse. As a result, McGill's sermons remain fresh and timely. David Cain has done us a great service in making them available to a new audience in a similarly troubled time."

--Thomas E. Breidenthal,
Dean of Religious Life,
Princeton University

Contributors-

Arthur C. McGill
David Cain
William F. May

Bio(s)-

David Cain is Distinguished Professor of Religion at University of Mary Washington. He is the author / photographer of 'An Evocation of Kierkegaard / En Fremkaldelse af Kierkegaard.'

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