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Willimon, William H.

Works: 288 works in 515 publications in 5 languages and 18,828 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Biography‡vDictionaries  Encyclopedias  History  Sermons  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Abstracts  Interviews  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Author of introduction
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Acts by William H Willimon( Book )

12 editions published between 1988 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resident aliens : life in the Christian colony by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bold and visionary book, two leading Christian thinkers explore the "alien" status of Christians in today's world and offer a compelling new vision of how the Christian church can regain its vitality, battle its malaise, reclaim its capacity to nourish souls, and stand firmly against the illusions, pretensions, and eroding values of today's world. Hauerwas and Willimon call for a radical new understanding of the church. By renouncing the emphasis on personal psychological categories, they offer a vision of the church as a colony, a holy nation, a people, a family standing for sharply focused values in a devalued world. --
The abandoned generation : rethinking higher education by William H Willimon( Book )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 587 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The two Duke University educators assess the current state of American higher education and provide a strategy for change
The search for meaning by Thomas H Naylor( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book grew out of an undergraduate seminar at Duke University, taught during Operation Desert Storm by an economist and a theologian; later, a psychiatrist from Warsaw joined the seminar faculty. These authors present very clearly not only the meaninglessness, alienation, and acquisitiveness of modern life but also its consequences--orthodoxy, hedonism, narcissism, and health fetishism. Believing that being, rather than having, is the key to meaning, the authors discuss meaningful work, helpful tools in the search for meaning (e.g., psychotherapy, literature, art, religion, education), and the development of soul. This book never imposes an ideology or doctrines of any religion, but it does guide the reader toward honest searching
United Methodist beliefs : a brief introduction by William H Willimon( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This brief introduction to the United Methodist Church spells out the major beliefs of the Church in a clear, nontechnical style. William Willimon, the beloved United Methodist author, preacher, teacher, and bishop, discusses the great theological themes that United Methodists share in common with all Christians as well as the particular accents and emphases that characterize United Methodist understandings of Christian doctrines -- publisher website (August 2007)
Worship as pastoral care by William H Willimon( Book )

10 editions published between 1979 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 417 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To illustrate his concepts, Dr. Willimon examines four familiar acts of worship : the funeral, the wedding, baptism, and the Lord's Supper. The psychological dimensions are discussed and suggestions are given on ways pastors can nuture and sustain their congregations through these services." -- Cover
Downsizing the U.S.A. by Thomas H Naylor( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naylor and William argue that our government, our cities, our corporations, our schools, our churches, our military, and our social welfare system are all too big, too powerful, too intrusive, too insular, and too unresponsive to the needs of individual citizens and small local communities. They propose specific strategies for decentralizing and downsizing virtually every major institution in America, including America itself. The authors audaciously call for the peaceful dissolution of the United States through secession and provide a thoughtful game plan for achieving this controversial objective
What's right with the church by William H Willimon( Book )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Concise encyclopedia of preaching( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pastor : the theology and practice of ordained ministry by William H Willimon( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and Korean and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the roles of the pastor. Focuses on the pastor as preacher, counselor, teacher, interpreter of scripture, evangelist, prophet, leader, and role model
Preaching and worship in the small church by William H Willimon( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The service of God : Christian work and worship by William H Willimon( Book )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

And the laugh shall be first ; a treasury of religious humor( Book )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring Mark Twain, Sinclair Lewis, Lewis Grizzard, Thornton Wilder, Martin E. Marty, and others."
Where resident aliens live : exercises for Christian practice by Stanley Hauerwas( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Liturgy and learning through the life cycle by John H Westerhoff( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the role of liturgy from the Episcopalian and the Methodist point of view
Word, water, wine, and bread : how worship has changed over the years by William H Willimon( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of worship including the heritage of Word, water, wine, and bread. Begins with ancient Jewish rites and moves through the early development of Christian worship focusing on the Lord's Supper, baptism, and worship through the second through eighth centuries, the medieval period, the Reformation, and the Protestant movements of the nineteenth century
Why Jesus? by William H Willimon( Book )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No figure in history has received more attention, and been less understood, than Jesus of Nazareth. Much of what has been written recently portrays Jesus as a vaguely kind and friendly person whose message sometimes pleases but never challenges believers. People might even be tempted to ask "Why all the fuss? What here is worth devoting my life to?" Very little about that Jesus is worth it, says Will Willimon. Yet there is another Jesus, the mysterious preacher from Nazareth who continues to invite men and women to claim the true meaning of their lives by giving their lives away in service to God and others. This Jesus continues to fascinate and compel us, in spite of all the attempts to domesticate his message and put distance between us and the call to follow. In his radical teachings, his self-sacrificial death, and his liberating life beyond death, this Jesus teaches and shows us the true meaning and purpose of our own lives
Conversations with Barth on preaching by William H Willimon( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sinning like a Christian : a new look at the seven deadly sins by William H Willimon( Book )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: The seven deadly sins are a well-known topic, but, surprisingly, not much has been written about them in recent years from a serious theological viewpoint. Will Willimon's engaging book, which takes an unflinching look at the meaning and substance of sin, will be of great interest to Christians. Study questions by the author are included. The "felt need" is an increasing dissatisfaction with shallow, feel-good Christianity-which does not attempt to grapple with our propensity, visible around us and in our own lives, to do evil. This edition includes a new introduction by the author. A recent study by the Pulpit and Pew Research Center found that Will Willimon is one of the most widely read authors among mainline Protestant pastors, and an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world. With over a million copies of more than sixty books sold, his popularity is undeniable
The collar : reading Christian ministry in fiction, television, and film by Sue Sorensen( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combining thematic analysis and stimulating close readings, The Collar is a wide-ranging study of the many ways--heroic or comic, shrewd or dastardly--Christian ministers have been represented in literature and film. Since all Christians are expected to be involved in ministry of some type, the assumptions of secular culture about ministers affect more than just clergy. Ranging across several nations (particularly the U.S., Britain, and Canada), denominations, and centuries, The Collar aims to encourage creative and faithful responses to the challenges of Christian leadership and to provoke a
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Alternative Names

William Henry Willimon Amerikaans theoloog

Willimon, Will

Willimon, William

Willimon, William 1946-

Willimon,William Henry

Willimon, William Henry 1946-

윌리먼, 윌리암 H

윌리몬, 윌리엄

윌리몬, 윌리엄 H

윌리엄 헨리 윌리몬

ウィリモン, W. H

ウィリモン, ウィリアム

Resident aliens : life in the Christian colonyThe abandoned generation : rethinking higher educationThe search for meaningUnited Methodist beliefs : a brief introductionWorship as pastoral careDownsizing the U.S.A.Concise encyclopedia of preachingPastor : the theology and practice of ordained ministry