In Risking the Terror, Christine M. Smith challenges readers to open up their lives to the radical power of resurrection. Relating perspectives' from those who are oppressed, the author explores disciplines that enable Christians, and preachers in particular, to resist crucifixions and proclaim resurrection life. ''With every book, Christine Smith speaks faith with greater eloquence. She is both passionate and prophetic--a mix we desperately need. Risking the Terror is all about resurrection faith in action. Her message stays with you. Her courage is ethically compelling.-- --David Buttrick, Vanderbilt University --Christine Smith calls all preachers to take seriously the demands of resurrection on all of our lives. For those who believe in justice and want to probe the cost of discipleship, this is a must-read.-- --Kathy Black, Claremont School of Theology --Christine Smith . . . get[s] me in shape for a world that aches for the harder truths of the Gospel.-- --John C. Holbert, Perkins School of Theology; Past President of the Academy of Homiletics --[It] provide[s] both the teacher of homiletics and the practitioner a challenge to become transformative agents.-- --Teresa Fry Brown, Candler School of Theology, Emory University --A prophetic voice our world so desperately needs to hear.-- --Eleazar S. Fernandez, author of Toward a Theology of Struggle --Christine Smith reminds us that authentic preaching comes from the preacher's strong conviction of God's promise to the world.-- --Eunjoo Mary Kim, Iliff School of Theology Christine M. Smith is Professor of Preaching and Worship at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota. She is author of Preaching as Weeping, Confession, and Resistance and editor of Preaching Justice.
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