Robert McAfee Brown : spiritual and prophetic writings /
selected with an introduction by Paul Crowley.
Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, c2013.
xxiii, 243 p. ; 21 cm.
1626980071 (pbk. : alk. paper), 9781626980075 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Maryknoll, NY : Orbis Books, c2013.
1626980071 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781626980075 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Robert McAfee Brown (1920-2001), an American Presbyterian, was a master theologian, a spiritual guide, and an engaged activist, whose long career reflected many of the critical movements and concerns of the 20th century. Drawing on previously uncollected material, this volume presents an essential entry to Brown's distinctive voice, which remains as timely and challenging as ever.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Robert McAfee Brown: A Chronologyp. 17
A Personal Creedp. 25
Foundations of a Prophetic Soulp. 31
Beauty… and the Humiliatedp. 31
Music: The Highest Form of Human Praisep. 41
Sin and Repentance in Contemporary Christian Thoughtp. 44
The Need for a Tragic Sense of Lifep. 59
Out of Destruction, "… A Future and a Hope…"p. 67
Living the Gospel of Justicep. 76
Dietrich Bonhoefferp. 76
Take Prayerp. 78
Spirituality and Politics: The Nature of the Mixp. 82
Windows on the Worldp. 86
Who Is This Jesus Christ Who Frees and Unites?p. 94
First Anniversary of the UCA Martyrsp. 107
Prayer for Oscar Romerop. 115
The Struggle for Human Rightsp. 118
Why I Made This Tripp. 118
Theological and Biblical Foundations: Christian Responsibility in Human Rightsp. 121
Christian Responsibility in the Human Rights Strugglep. 130
Faith in Humankindp. 133
Proposition 187-and the Fears of Childrenp. 137
Gay and Lesbian People in the Churchp. 139
Peacemakingp. 148
The Splinter and the Plankp. 148
Turning in the Draft Cardsp. 152
Christianity and Violencep. 156
Christmas Eve 1972p. 163
Reconciliation: A Christian Approachp. 170
Memorial for Those Who Died in Vietnamp. 175
Gulf War Prayerp. 178
Interfaith Solidarityp. 179
Uniting the Church for a Fractured Worldp. 179
Vocation and the Theology of Work: Resources for Dealing with a New Situationp. 186
A Protestant Critique of a Catholic Pastoral Letterp. 197
Elie Wiesel: A Jew's Message to Christiansp. 209
On Speaking about Israel: An Ongoing Problem for Jews and Christiansp. 217
Ground Rules for Ecumenical (and Multicultural) Exchangep. 225
A Concluding Word: On Not Knowing Where We Are Goingp. 230
Further Readingp. 238
Notesp. 239
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