The Gospel as Conversation

Texts, Sermons, and Questions for Reflection: A Study Guide

By James Boyd White

Foreword by Dan Edwards

The Gospel as Conversation

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  • Pages: 236
  • Publication Date: 8/27/2013
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The Gospel as Conversation

Texts, Sermons, and Questions for Reflection: A Study Guide

By James Boyd White

Foreword by Dan Edwards

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625640161
  • Pages: 236
  • Publication Date: 8/27/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
Web Price: $22.40
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eBOOK

  • ISBN: 9781625640161
  • Format: epub
  • Publication Date: 8/27/2013
  • Retail Price: $28.00
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About-

How are we to read the Gospels and bring them into our lives? The idea of this book is that the Gospels are not merely rules for life, or stories illustrating moral lessons, or statements of theological doctrine, but invitations to thought and conversation. The Gospels are full of problems, uncertainties, and tensions; these difficulties call upon us to engage with the Gospels in a new way: to read them, to ask questions about them, to live with them, alone and together. The way we do that is by a kind of conversation, with each other, or within ourselves. The Gospel as Conversation is meant to engage the reader in the conversation by which the Gospels maintain their life today among us.
It contains Gospel passages, sermons given on those passages, and questions for reflection. It is intended both for individual readers and for groups in adult education classes.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"In an age when preachers seem divided between those who thump the Bible and those who dump it, Jack Boyd White shows us what can happen when the preacher dares to carefully and prayerfully read it. Here, in simple yet elegant language, is the fruit of a mind fully engaged with the world imagined in Scripture."
--Lance Pape, Brite Divinity School

"Each of these short sermons by itself has the potential of changing the way you may have thought of these familiar passages; together they have the potential of changing your relationship with the Gospel such that being 'in conversation' with it is not an analogy but a reality. . . White has given us another major work on biblical hermeneutics, one equally well suited for Christian education classes or a permanent place on the bedside table."
--Jack L. Sammons, Mercer University School of Law

"James Boyd White, an esteemed path-breaking scholar of classics, poetry, and law, here reflects on the Gospels as conversation, as a reciprocal invitation: Jesus reaching out to each of us, 'calling us to being,' and we each coming to the Scripture, asking what it is that Jesus is saying to us--not as rules or theological propositions, but as a challenge to engage as honestly as we can with the 'problems, uncertainties, tensions, and incompletenesses' of the Gospels. Thus, they may become fully alive in our lives."
--Howard Lesnick, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Contributors-

James Boyd White
Dan Edwards

Bio(s)-

James Boyd White is a lay reader in the Episcopal Diocese of Michigan. He is also Hart Wright Professor of Law Emeritus, Professor of English Emeritus, formerly Adjunct Professor of Classics at the University of Michigan, and Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. For many years he was chair of the Michigan Society of Fellows. He is the author of many books, including Connecting to the Gospel: Texts, Sermons, Questions; Living Speech: Resisting the Empire of Force; "This Booke of Starres": Learning to Read George Herbert; and The Legal Imagination.

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