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8 thoughts on “Hearing the Call

  1. Jim Belcher Jim Belcher says:

    simply feasting on this book of essays by Nick Wolterstorff I can't recommend this book enough

  2. Ian Caveny Ian Caveny says:

    Nicholas Wolterstorff writes with joie de vivre and full of life as he engages in the complex network that is liturgical practice and just engagement The result is a lovely navigation through the Scriptures the writings of John Calvin and plenty of reflections from the Dutch Reformed traditionAll of Wolterstorff's Kuyperian values manifest in this well organized collection of essays with utmost grace and style revealing the heart of a philosopher who has dedicated his life's work to considering the problems of art justice liturgy and philosophyMost intriguing for me were the sections dedicated most wholly to liturgy and architecture where Wolterstorff's discourse led me thirsting for and discussion on those topics I long for the liturgical imagination to reborn in the coming generationsAnd though Wolterstorff's discussions on politics can be at times stubbornly one sided I found his commitments to justice and to the Scriptures to be over and above the central unifying factor of his writing rather than any individual political commitment His biographical story recalling an interaction with Allan Boesak in particular is utterly compellingAltogether the book is a worthy introduction to the problems of liturgy and justice in such a manner that will cause the pastor theologian to give pause and reflect on his or her own life and practice It is the sort of theological book that sits with you and teaches you rather than just lecturing And Wolterstorff is perhaps above all a great teacher

  3. Danielle Danielle says:

    A clear argument for Christians to view justice as part of liturgy that moves from a theoretical discussion to real contextual applications which challenges readers to think about their response or lack thereof Doesn't hurt that Wolterstoff shifts easily from a theoretical discussion to effusive descriptions of what he clearly is passionate or concerned about

  4. Angie Angie says:

    The Bible is a book about justice insightful perspectives and a moving personal account of the author's own journey to open our hearts to his message

  5. Jon Jon says:

    Anthologies of essays are hard to rate because oftentimes some are utterly forgettable while others are unbelievably powerful Given that the two dozen or so essays in this book cover fifty years of Wolterstorff's career that is absolutely the case here I found however that Wolterstorff has some incredible insights that are well worth contemplating He speaks elouently about the role of justice within the framework of faith but not your politician's justice—a deeper life giving justice He makes several provocative and indeed somewhat radical—at least in the context of the Reformed tradition in which he writes The first is the concept that God has a special concern for the poor rooted in the idea that in the pain suffered through injustice God himself suffers The second is the idea that true justice is not merely retributive but restorative as well While this doesn't jive well with modern political sensibilities it does have formidable Scriptural backing Other essays touch on music church architecture women in ministry the role of liturgy and the experience he has had in seeking justice in apartheid South Africa and on behalf of the Palestinians Overall it's an excellent book and its essays will I believe serve as useful references for a long time to come

  6. Jeremy Jeremy says:

    This collection of essays dealing with topics of justice liturgy the church and the world combines political philosophy theology personal reflection testimony Meditative challenging beautiful Wolterstorff ably pulls together all the themes he addresses into the integrated whole of the Christian's call to pursue shalom Or rather he shows us the integrated nature of shalom that always was there I appreciate that the collection contains pieces that are intellectually rigorous and head oriented heart oriented reflections that challenge our existential relation to injustice and hand oriented challenges to recognize the rights that our neighbors bear towards us to treat them justly and pursue their flourishing

  7. Tim Hoiland Tim Hoiland says:

    These days I’m slowly reading through a hefty collection of essays by Yale philosophy professor Nicholas Wolterstorff from him here here and here published under the title Hearing the Call Liturgy Justice Church and World EerdmansIf you follow me on Twitter you’ve no doubt seen some scattered uotes I’ve shared Here’s one that reuires than 140 characters and than a mere passing glance In it he discusses the relationship between liturgy and justice and how the two need not be at odds See at

  8. Zack Zack says:

    Though perhaps I am not as progressive as Wolterstorff I thoroughly enjoyed this book Further I was challenged by his critiue of the American Church There were moments when I felt like Wolterstorff had put into words ideas that have been germinating in my mind for some time There were other moments that I heartily disagreed or at least took umbrage with his exegesis of Scripture Throughout I was glad that I found this book among the millions at my university library and put it on my short list of books to read

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Hearing the Call ➻ [Download] ➸ Hearing the Call By Mark R. Gornik ➺ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk 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 uestions have been at the heart of Nicholas W 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 uestions have been at the heart of Nicholas Wolterstorff’s 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 Hearing the Epub / justice and peaceAn 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 church’s most incisive and compelling voices Between the Times invites us not simply into new ways of thinking but a transformational way of life.