Prophetic Protestant Sermons on America’s War in Iraq: Marsh Chapel, Boston University

Author: Hill, Robert Allan
Year:2010
Pages:128
ISBN:0-7734-3751-7
978-0-7734-3751-7
Price:139.95
These sermons address specific questions pertaining to early twenty-first century American life, from the Great Recession to the war in Iraq. Each sermon demonstrates how the gospel contests uncritical faith in political and military power.

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“Robert Hill’s volume is preaching at its best. . . . like all great preaching, these sermons are attentive to truth claims that extend beyond the confines of their historical era.” – Prof. Christopher Evans, Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School

Table of Contents

Foreword by Chris Evans
1. On Meeting Sin Again for the First Time
Opening
Scripture
Personal Sin
Pervasive Sin
Christus Victor
2. For the Freedom We Have Received
Temporal Freedom
Spiritual Freedom
3. On Earth as it is in Heaven
The Basis of Life
The Far Horizon
Anger
A Challenge to Islam
But What of God’s Preferential Option for the Poor?
Eschatology 101
On Earth as it is in Heaven
Isaiah Once Foretold It
4. By What Authority?
A Biblical Question
A Personal Question
A Religious Question
A Political Question
And So...
5. No Place to Lay His Head
A Word of the Lord
Loyalty Displaces Honesty
Dreams Domesticated
A Culture of Comfort
Forgotten Children
Diplomacy Denigrated
Collateral Damage
Innocent Guilt
Good News: The Best of Company
Postscript
6. The Last, Best Hope?
The Christian Tradition
The Dilemma of Leadership
At Last, Best Hope
7. A Famine of the Word?
Introduction
A Time of Famine Today
Listening for a Prophetic Word Today
Honoring Prophetic Speech
8. The Color Purple
9. Buffalo: By Your Leave
Preface: Buffalo
Word on Withdrawal
An Historic Departure
A Vocational Withdrawal
A Good Death
10. Spirit Your Flesh
A Spirit of Truth
A Spirit of Compassion
11. Two Kinds of Christmas
Overture
Christmas Doubt
War
Greed
Silence
Reflexion
Christmas Faith
Wonder (in the Silence)
Care (amid greed)
Peace (in a time of War)
Reflexion
Coda
12. A Tradition of Principled Resistance
13. Let there be Peace: I
2001: To Begin
2002
2003
14. Let there be Peace: II
2004
2005
2006
2007
To Conclude
Bibliography
Index