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Fragments of Real Presence: Liturgical Traditions in
the Hands of Women

By Teresa Berger
Professor of Ecumenical Theology
Herder & Herder: 2005
Paper, $24.95

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
Hardcover, $35.00

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.
Hardcover, $34.95

Many of America's greatest Protestant preachers—Paul Tillich, William Sloane Coffin, Barbara Brown Taylor, Fleming Rutledge, Peter Gomes, Billy Graham, and others— have spoken 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.


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