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Taylor, Barbara Brown

Overview
Works: 118 works in 298 publications in 3 languages and 8,300 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Sermons  Terminology  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Meditations  Miscellanea  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Speaker, Contributor
Classifications: BX5995.T26, 248.4
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Circling faith : Southern women on spirituality( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Circling Faith is a collection of essays by southern women that encompasses spirituality and the experience of winding through the religiously charged environment of the American South. Mary Karr, in "Facing Altars," describes how the consolation she found in poetry directed her to a similar solace in prayer. In "Chiaroscuro: Shimmer and Shadow," Susan Cushman recounts how her dissatisfaction with a Presbyterian upbringing led her to hold her own worship services at home and eventually to join the Eastern Orthodox Church. "Magic" by Amy Blackmarr depicts a religious practice that occurs wholly outside of any formal setting-she recognizes places, such as a fishing shack in south Georgia, and things, such as crystal Cherokee earrings, as reminders that God exists everywhere and that a Great Comforter is always present. In "The Only Jews in Town," Stella Suberman gives her account of growing up as a religious minority in Tennessee, connecting her story to a larger narrative of Eastern European Jews who moved away from the Northeast, often to found and run "Jew stores" in midwestern and southern towns. Alice Walker, in an interview with Valerie Reiss titled "Alice Walker Calls God 'Mama, '" relates her dynamic relationship with her God, which includes meditation and yoga, and explains how she views the role of faith in her work, including her novel The Color Purple . These essays showcase the large spectrum of spirituality that abides in the South, as well as the equally large spectrum of individual women who hold these faiths
Learning to walk in the dark by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,040 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers advice for finding spirituality in times of darkness, questioning the traditional association of darkness with evil and danger, and suggesting that being in the dark may lead to greater spiritual growth
Days of awe and wonder : how to be a Christian in the twenty-first century by Marcus J Borg( Book )

3 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his acclaimed books, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration--a new way of seeing and living the Christian life--for believers, students, and lay readers. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being. Yet Borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God. -- amazon.com
Home by another way by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This enchanting Christmas story by beloved author and preacher Barbara Brown Taylor follows the three wise men on their world-changing journey to Bethlehem. In this beautiful retelling of their adventure, Taylor captures the power of one very special star and gives readers a new perspective on the three wise men and their encounters with King Herod, Mary, Joseph, and baby Jesus. Home by Another Way: A Christmas Story features breathtaking artwork from illustrator Melanie Cataldo and is perfect for gift-giving."--Publisher description
The luminous web : essays on science and religion by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In these essays on the dialogue between science and Christian faith, Barbara Brown Taylor describes her journey as a preacher learning what the insights of quantum physics, the new biology, and chaos theory can teach a person of faith. She seeks to discover why scientists sound like poets and why physicists use the language of imagination, ambiguity, and mystery also found in scripture. In explaining why the church should care about the new insights of science, Taylor suggests ways we might close the gap between spirit and matter, between the sacred and the secular. We live in the midst of a “web of creation” where nothing is without consequence and where all things coexist, even in such a way that each of us changes the world, whether we know it or not. In this luminous web faith and science join on a single path, seeking to learn the same truths about life in the universe. “For a moment,” Taylor writes, “we see through a glass darkly. We live in the illusion that we are all separate ‘I ams.' When the fog finally clears, we shall know there is only One.”
Feasting on the Word by David Lyon Bartlett( Book )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We have been honored to work with a multitude of gifted thinkers, writers, and editors. We present these essays as their offering-and ours-to the blessed ministry of preaching."-From the introduction by David L. Bartlett, Barbara Brown Taylor --Book Jacket
When God is silent by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

7 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reading of God's silence in the Bible gives me courage to explore the practice of restraint in preaching--not as a deliberate withholding of God's word nor, I hope, as a rationale for my own reticence, but as a sober reaching for more reverence in the act of public speaking about God." In these 1997 Lyman Beecher Lectures in Preaching delivered at Yale Divinity School, Barbara Brown Taylor focuses on the task of those who preach and those who hear sermons in a world where people thirst for a word from God. How may we approach this seemingly silent God with due respect, proclaiming the Word without violating the silence, by speaking with restraint? Her first chapter examines the late twentieth-century language with which we talk about God in theology and speak to God in prayer. The second chapter addresses the question of God's communication in Scripture and how the "voice of God" was heard less and less in the land as the centuries progressed. Finally, Taylor explores what the silence of God means for Christians and how we may exercise "homiletical restraint" in speaking of the divine
Speaking of sin : the lost language of salvation by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Speaking of Sin, Barbara Brown Taylor brings her fresh perspective to a cluster of words that often cause us discomfort: sin, damnation, repentance, penance, and salvation
God in pain : teaching sermons on suffering by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone understands human pain. But many Christians have difficulty comprehending God's pain, especially God's pain in the death of Christ. Is it atonement or child abuse? To speak of God in pain, says Barbara Brown Taylor, is not only to address the biblical stories of Christ's suffering and death but also to proclaim the God who is present in our pain. This volume of teaching sermons on suffering presents different approaches to the problem of God in pain. In each sermon, Taylor speaks with sensitivity and insight as she addresses both the human and divine impact of pain."--Jacket
Bread of angels by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As Barbara Brown Taylor reminds us, the Israelites received the bread of angels, manna, as they made their way through the wilderness. So too is God made known to us in the simple things that sustain our lives. With humor and an eye for human stubbornness, Taylor points to just how much like the people of scripture we can be, stiff-necked and ungrateful in the face of God's bounty. Taylor moves through the span of the Bible in her search for divine love. In the stories of Moses, David, and Daniel she picks up its trace in reversals and surprises. She refreshes our perspective on Pentecost and its aftermath in a sermon sequence on the Book of Acts. And at book's center radiates her stunning parable of the Incarnation, God's Daring Plan. With characteristic flair, Taylor grounds her exegetical enterprise on jokes and stories packed with truth. As pleasurable as they are profound, her meditations on the life of faith and the cost of discipleship will instruct the preacher and delight the reader"--Publisher description
Mixed blessings by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this new edition of her earliest collection of sermons Barbara Brown Taylor brings her down-to-earth wisdom and keen perspective to the Bible readings of the lectionary cycle. Originally preached for the congregation of All Saints' Episcopal Church in downtown Atlanta, the topics of these sermons range from conversations with Abraham and Moses in the texts of the Hebrew scriptures to our awareness of the communion of saints and how to recognize a miracle when one comes our way."--
Gospel medicine by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new collection of sermons she summons with piercing clarity and wit the Old and New Testament stories that have the power to mend our spirits, strengthen our weaknesses, and restore us to wholeness
The seeds of heaven : sermons on the Gospel of Matthew by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learning to walk in the dark by Barbara Brown Taylor( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Barbara Brown Taylor on her journey to understand darkness, which takes her spelunking in unlit caves, learning to eat and cross the street as a blind person, discovering how "dark emotions" are prevented from seeing light from a psychiatrist, and rereading scripture to see all the times God shows up at night
Feasting on the Word, Year C by David Lyon Bartlett( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feasting on the Word. preaching the Revised common lectionary by Euan Cameron( )

14 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feasting on the word. a thematic resource for preaching and worship by David Lyon Bartlett( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This new volume in the Feasting on the Word series will serve as an all-in-one pastor's companion for Lent and Holy Week, providing worship materials and sermon preparation tools for both lectionary and nonlectionary preachers. In keeping with other Feasting on the Word resources, four essays provide theological, pastoral, exegetical, and homiletical perspectives on an Old Testament and a Gospel text for each Sunday. A complete order of service is provided for each of the Sundays in Lent, plus Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday. Hymn suggestions, midweek services, and children's sermon suggestions make this an invaluable resource for the season of Lent
Great preachers by Gardner C Taylor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten famous contemporary English-speaking preachers deliver ten sermons and are interviewed by host Bill Turpie about their sermon and spiritual journey in preaching
Ministry & mission : theological reflections for the life of the church( Book )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feasting on the Word. a thematic resource for preaching and worship( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This new volume in the Feasting on the Word series provides an all-in-one pastor's companion for Advent, offering resources for sermon preparation along with ready-to-use liturgies. A complete order of service drawing from a Gospel and an Old Testament text is provided for each of the four Sundays in Advent, plus Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. In addition, hymn suggestions, midweek services, and children's sermon suggestions make this an invaluable resource for the Advent season."--Back cover
 
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The luminous web : essays on science and religion
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The luminous web : essays on science and religionFeasting on the WordWhen God is silentSpeaking of sin : the lost language of salvationGod in pain : teaching sermons on sufferingBread of angelsMixed blessingsGospel medicine
Alternative Names
Barbara Brown Taylor American Episcopal priest

Barbara Brown Taylor Amerikaans Anglicaans priester

Brown, Barbara 1951-

Brown Taylor B.

Brown Taylor Barbara

Taylor, Barbara

Taylor, Barbara Brown 1951-

ברברה בראון טייילור

বারবারা ব্রাউন টেলর

테일러, 바바라 브라운 1951-

テイラー, バーバラ・ブラウン

Languages
English (183)

Spanish (3)

Korean (2)