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Taylor, Barbara Brown

Overview
Works: 107 works in 178 publications in 1 language and 5,975 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Sermons  Terminology  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Speaker
Classifications: BX5995.T26, 283.092
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Learning to walk in the dark by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 770 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
Circling faith southern women on spirituality by Wendy Reed( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 656 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
When God is silent by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 229 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."<br /><br />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?<br /><br />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
The luminous web : essays on science and religion by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 229 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."--
God in pain : teaching sermons on suffering by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 185 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
Speaking of sin : the lost language of salvation by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Home by another way by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this selection of new sermons, Barbara Brown Taylor walks us through the church year, from the expectancy of Advent to the fires of Pentecost and beyond
Gospel medicine by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 171 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
Bread of angels by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 168 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 )
3 editions published between 1986 and 1998 in English and held by 165 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."--
Feasting on the Word ( Book )
in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seeds of heaven : sermons on the Gospel of Matthew by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learning to walk in the dark by Barbara Brown Taylor( Recording )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Learn about the ways of God when we cannot see the way ahead, are lost, alone, frightened, not in control or when the world around us seems to have descended into darkness? Contemporary culture throws many brightly lit distractions at us to divert our attention away from the dark. The deep wisdom of the biblical and Christian traditions to discover how God is more present to our vulnerable, open night-time selves than to our pre-occupied daylight selves
Great preachers ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 77 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 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The seeds of heaven : sermons from the Episcopal Series of the Protestant Radio Hour by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Barbara Brown Taylor by Barbara Brown Taylor( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an actual sermon, prepared and delivered for this series, with an interview by host Bill Turpie, to explore the message and spiritual journey of preaching. This tape features the Rev. Barbara Brown Taylor, Rector, Grace-Calvary Episcopal Church, Clarkesville, GA. Her sermon is based on Ephesians 1:15-23
An altar in the world : finding the sacred beneath our feet by Barbara Brown Taylor( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feasting on the Word preaching the Revised common lectionary ( )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Feasting on the Word. preaching the Revised Common Lectionary ( Book )
in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Taylor, Barbara
テイラー, バーバラ・ブラウン
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English (95)
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