New Faculty Book: Preaching Romans from here

Feb 5, 2024

Preaching Romans from here : diverse voices engage Paul's most famous letter, edited by Lisa M. Bowens, Scot McKnight and Joseph B. Modica is now available at Wright Library.

Find it on the shelf at BS2665.54 .P74 2023 and as an e-book.

From the Introduction:

"The communities represented in this volume speak to the value of their inhabited spaces and at the same time speak to the inhabited space of all Christian believers. From the beginning of the early church, God called believers to inhabit a diverse space, a space created by the outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon women and men from various nations around the world (Acts 2:4–12). The unfortunate reality is that the church has often failed to live fully into this diverse space due to its complicity in racism, sexism, and oppression. Yet the wooing of the Spirit relentlessly beckons the church to live out its divine identity even in the midst of current intense societal divisions that often demand and mandate our allegiance. Preaching Romans from Here, however, bears witness to the greater allegiance God calls believers to remember and em-body, that is, both the diversity and unity of the people of God: 'So we, who are many, are one body in Christ, and individually we are members one of another' (Rom 12:5)." Lisa Bowens, Associate Professor of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary

photo of the library copy of the book facing out on a library bookshelf by other cataloged and shelved books