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The Fire Within

Allan Boesak

Sermons from the edge of exile

SKU/ISBN: 9781905010387

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Former South African anti-apartheid activist Allan Boesak addresses numerous subjects of international concern in this collection of sermons written after his arrest and prosecution for theft and fraud. In the words of G.D. Cloete, Professor Emeritus, New Testament Studies, University of the Western Cape: 'After a long drought, Allan Boesak has come up with a new book of his sermons. Its release indicates that he has not been paralysed by what may have been traumatic experiences in his recent past and which may have made him feel at the ‘edge of exile’. On the contrary, the title suggests that he was burning to say what he felt should be said. And he continued to do that when opportunities presented themselves and from the platform that he knows best, namely the pulpit. Through this publication, the contents of his sermons become available to a broader audience

'These sermons have meaning for all of us. To students, they teach us how to interface the context of the Biblical text with the contemporary context in order to give meaning to our existence now. To pastors and preachers, they illustrate how to dialogue with the text in order to extract from it the fullest potential and wealth of meaning contained in it. To the ordinary reader, it confirms that the gospel message remains a message of hope and inspiration, irrespective of how depressing one’s personal situation may be or how incomplete we may experience society. Whoever reads them cannot but be spiritually enriched and motivated.'

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Subline Sermons from the edge of exile
Authors Boesak, Allan
Author(s) Allan Boesak
ISBN 9781905010387
Date Added 10 Feb 2009


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