Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Who Will Be Saved?

When a book has blurbs by Walter Brueggemann and Stanley Hauerwas on the back cover, you know it is doing something right. The first chapter of William Willimon's Who Will Be Saved? is explosive. I can't wait to see what else it has in store.

We must...be suspicious of abstract, impersonal, generic notions of God that make abstract claims that God is omnipotent, utterly free, and transcendent. Abstractions mean nothing apart from the specific narratives of Scripture that tell was what true power, freedom, and transcendence look like now that God looks like a crucified and resurrected Jew from Nazareth.

A devastatingly good case for narrative theology (and narrative preaching), I think.

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