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Virus as a Summons to Faith: Biblical Reflections in a Time of Loss, Grief, and Uncertainty

Virus as a Summons to Faith: Biblical Reflections in a Time of Loss, Grief, and Uncertainty



Brueggemann, Walter (Author), Ward-Lev, Nahum (Author)

"What does a gospel preacher say during and after a pandemic? We preachers have learned that we have no more reliable guide when it comes to preaching scripture than Walter Brueggemann. Walt sees COVID-19 as a summons to strong, prophetic, biblical preaching. Once again, Walt has given us the words to say and the faith to say it! A quite wonderful book."

Will Willimon, author of Leading from the Pulpit, Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School

"In Virus as a Summons to Faith, the summons that Professor Brueggemann hears in the devastation caused by the Covid-19 virus is the same summons that all prophets hear in the midst of calamity: the call into right relationship with Living Presence, a call into deeper, more caring, and mutually beneficial relationship with all that is. In the biblical language that has long been at the core of Brueggemann's thinking, the devastating effects of the virus summon us to renew our covenantal relationship with God and to renew our responsibilities within that relationship."

--- 94 pages

 

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