On Eagles' Wings

An Exploration of Strength in the Midst of Weakness
Lutterworth Press
  • 1. Auflage
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  • erschienen am 28. Mai 2015
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  • 248 Seiten
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A volume of practical and scriptural essays, written by Biblical scholars, theologians, and Christian ministry practitioners exploring the idea of strength in weakness in Christian life. The book covers the idea in both Old and New Testament passages that suggest human weakness and divine strength, exemplified by the people of Israel, a community reliant on grace. Mark's portrayal of Jesus Christ indicates that it is in weakness that Christ saves. Paul's paradigm for ministry suggests the same. The teaching of strength in weakness is examined in Luther's life, Calvin's view of prayer, Barth's theology, and the divine dealing with the world. Pastoral theology demonstrates the signii-- cance of this theme for a suffering church in its mission to the world as well as its importance for preaching the leading of God's people today. The book faces the overemphasis on power in today's church, and proposes ways to engage in ministry and mission with biblical humility and reliance on God's grace.
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  • Cambridge
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  • Großbritannien
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Michael Parsons is Director of Postgraduate Study and Research at Vose Seminary of Western Australia. He is the author of 'Luther and Calvin on Old Testament Narratives' (2004), 'Reformation Marriage' (2005), and 'Calvin's Preaching on the Prophet Micah' (2006). He is also the editor of 'Text and Task: Scripture and Mission' (2005). David J. Cohen is Head of Biblical Studies and a lecturer in Hebrew Bible at Vose Seminary of Western Australia. He has written about the relevance of lament psalms for worship and pastoral care in 'Text and Task: Scripture and Mission' (2005) and is currently examining the relationship between praying, lament psalms and coping with stress.
  • Front cover
  • Title page
  • Copyright
  • Contents
  • Foreword by Derek Tidball (London School of Theology)
  • Preface
  • List of Contributors
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. New wings for a molting eagle: Isaiah's bold message to exiled Israel-David Wyn Williams
  • 2. A prophet in motion: The counterpoint of speaking, acting and reflecting-David J. Cohen
  • 3. The "destabilized" God: Community without walls-Merryl Blair
  • 4. Obi-wan Kenobi, Neo, and Mark's narrative Christology-Michael F. Bird
  • 5. The scandal of weak leadership: Paul's defense of ministry-Evelyn Ashley
  • 6. The powerless leader: A biblical ideal or a contradiction in terms?-Mary Evans
  • 7. Martin Luther: A theologian forged by trial-Mark D. Thompson
  • 8. John Calvin on the strength of our weak praying-Michael Parsons
  • 9. In the power of the Lamb-and of the Lion: Power and weakness in the early theology of Karl Barth-Michael O'Neil
  • 10. God's vulnerable strength: omnipotence as love-Clark Pinnock
  • 11. David and Foucault: Extreme violence and innocent suffering in a post-September 11 world-Brian Holliday
  • 12. Turning TeflonT into VelcroT: Making words stick in an image-based culture-Stephen McAlpine
  • 13. Preaching in weakness: Reflections on the self in preaching-Brian S. Harris
  • 14. Strength in weakness: Developing this paradox through preaching and leading-Michael J. Quicke
  • Bibliography
  • Back cover
'This is a timely book that will repay much reflection. When there is so much overemphasis on power in a church that might seem, at times, to be trying to be upwardly mobile, this collection of essays quietly and undemonstratively suggests an alternative way of leadership and living that is, dare I say, closer to biblical example and more humbly dependent on the Holy Spirit. There is a wonderful coherence in this book that betrays the diverse backgrounds, churchmanship and specialisms of the writers, both pastors and theologians, and emphasizes the underlying truth that strength may be found in the midst of weakness.'
Luke Penkett in Heythrop Journal, 53:6

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