Lament: Reclaiming Practices in Pulpit, Pew, and Public Square

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Sally Ann Brown, Patrick D. Miller
Westminster John Knox Press, 2005 M01 1 - 167 pages

Lament, so prominent in the Christian canon, is neglected in the public worship and witness of most North American congregations. These essays by Princeton Theological Seminary faculty attest to the diverse ways in which lament is understood and practiced, and invite their recovery in all elements of the church's ministry.

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Contents

The Lament as Christian Prayer
15
When Lament Shapes the Sermon
27
A Sermon
38
The Persistence of the Wounds
47
Lament as an
59
James E Loder 19312001
69
Lament Death Anxiety and Humor
70
Jesus Cry Gods Cry and Ours
80
May We Trust God and Still Lament?
95
RECLAIMING THE PUBLIC VOICE OF LAMENT
109
From Lament
121
The Anatomy of Grief
135
A Sermon
145
Devotional Reflections
157
Dana Charry MD 19462003
166
Copyright

G Robert Jacks 19342002
92

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About the author (2005)

Sally A. Brown is Elizabeth M. Engle Associate Professor of Preaching and Worship at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. She is the coeditor of Lament: Reclaiming Practices in Pulpit, Pew, and Public Square.

Patrick D. Miller is Charles T. Haley Professor Emeritus of Old Testament Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey. He is the author of numerous books, including The Religion of Ancient Israel. He is coeditor of the Interpretation commentary series and the Westminster Bible Companion series. In 1998, he served as President of the Society of Biblical Literature. He was also editor of Theology Today for twenty years.

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