Hearing the Call

Hearing the Call

Liturgy, Justice, Church, and World : Essays

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Baker & Taylor
Gathers thirty essays written over a fifty year period that discuss Christian life, social issues, and other topics from a perspective that emphasizes the importance of God and the divine love of justice.

What is the Word of the Lord for a world of injustice? What does it mean to hear the cries of the oppressed? What does liturgy have to do with justice? These questions have been at the heart of Nicholas Wolterstorffs work for over forty years. In this collection of essays, he brings together personal, historical, theological, and contemporary perspectives to issue a passionate call to work for justice and peace.An essential complement to his now classic Until Justice and Peace Embrace, the forthcoming Love and Justice, and Justice, this book makes clear why Wolterstorff is one of the churchs most incisive and compelling voices. Between the Times invites us not simply into new ways of thinking, but a transformational way of life.

Blackwell Publishing
Nicholas Wolterstorff has long been intensely engaged with issues of liturgy, justice, and how to live faithfully as a Christian in the world. Hearing the Call brings together more than thirty of Wolterstorff's most enduring and influential popular and semi-popular articles from the last fifty years in a wide-ranging volume that highlights his ongoing role as one of the church's most incisive and compelling voices.

"This thoughtful, passionate collection of essays from seasoned philosopher and theologian Wolterstorff, written over a 50-year period, ranges in topic from worship, liturgy, church architecture, music, lament, and women's ordination, to the spiritual health of institutions including churches, colleges, businesses, and government.... An afterword contains two recent interviews that synthesize themes presented in this masterful work." ---Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"From Minnesota to Palestine, Kuyper to Boesak, autobiography to human rights theory, and church architecture to the theology of lament, this marvelous array of essays, letters, and interviews displays throughout an incarnate Christian intelligence that loves the world even when prophesying against it, and marries philosophical clarity with human honesty. Nick Wolterstorff's Hearing the Call fascinates, illuminates, moves, and heartens. Bravo!" ---Nigel Biggar University of Oxford

"Wolterstorff is a rare Christian writer who moves with grace from writ to rite to rights."---Gabriel Fackre Andover Newton Theological School

"It is a real delight to have these essays of Nicholas Wolterstorff collected and readily available once again. Wolterstorff is one of the cannily perceptive authors who made the Reformed Journal legendary in its day for wit, insight, and gravitas. His essays gathered from that source, and many others, are a feast for heart and mind together." ---Mark A. Noll University of Notre Dame

Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, 2011
ISBN: 9780802865250
Characteristics: x, 440 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Gornik, Mark R.
Thompson, Gregory 1971-


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