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Robert McAfee Brown
Spiritual And Prophetic Writings
introduction by Paul Crowley
Publisher:Orbis Books from Alban Books
"Robert McAfee Brown (1920-2001) was an American Presbyterian, a master theologian, a spiritual guide and an engaging activist whose long career reflected many of the critical movements and concerns of the twentieth century." So reads the description on the rear cover of this book. Contained within are writings, sermons and extracts from addresses given over many years and providing a reasoned and theological take on some of the twentieth century's most significant events. These included the Holocaust, Jewish-Christian relations, the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, Latin American Liberation Theology and the relationship between Christian Faith and Politics. Brown's was a lively and penetratingly honest mind, unafraid to question and criticise - a position that more than once saw him arrested and jailed. Although coming from a period spanning the 1960s to the 1990s, Brown's perceptive insights are as relevant and have as much urgency today as when they were preached and written. As a Christian, Brown's concern was to see justice prevail and to bring a prophetic Christian perspective on world events. As such, his book will be an inspiration to all who read it.
Reviewer: Graham Wise (17/01/14)