Fragments of Real Presence:
Liturgical Traditions in
the Hands of Women
By Teresa Berger
Professor of Ecumenical Theology
Herder & Herder: 2005
Professor Berger’s latest
book offers a rich landscape of
insights throughout the liturgical
calendar. Each fragment is a different
kind of meditation—
a hymn, a theological reflection,
a historical discussion, a poem—
giving us new ways to see with the
eyes of women past and present.
From their experience, our own spiritual
experience of the traditions and
the possibilities for the future will be
enhanced and deepened.
Defending God: Biblical Responses to the Problem of Evil
James L. Crenshaw
Robert L. Flowers Professor of Old Testament
Oxford University Press: 2005
Flowers Professor of Old
Testament James Crenshaw
has been writing about and
pondering the issue of theodicy—
human effort to justify
the puzzling ways of the gods
or God—for many years. In this
volume he examines early
responses to the problem of theodicy in Mesopotamia,
Egypt, and Syria-Palestine as a way of assessing modern
approaches to existential and religious crises. Through
close readings of many texts in the Hebrew Bible and
comparison with treatments in extrabiblical literature,
Crenshaw explores the richly diverse legacy of those
who have influenced the West in so many ways.
Sermons from Duke Chapel: Voices
from a Great Towering Church
Duke University Press: 2005
William H. Willimon, Ed.
Many of America's
William Sloane Coffin,
Barbara Brown Taylor,
Peter Gomes, Billy
Graham, and others—
powerfully from the pulpit
of the "great towering church" that is the
spiritual and architectural center of Duke University.
This collection of 57 of the most notable sermons proclaimed
from that pulpit commemorates the 75th
anniversary of the groundbreaking for Duke Chapel.
Opening with the sermon preached in June 1935 at
the dedication of the Chapel and closing with one by
Willimon delivered at the beginning of the 2003-04
school year, this volume presents Protestant Christianity
at its most eloquent and prophetic.
Duke Divinity School faculty represented include
Dean L. Gregory Jones, Richard Lischer, Ellen Davis
and Peter Storey.