The Great Invitation: Zurich Sermons

By Emil Brunner

Sermons by the renowned Swiss theologian, combining persuasive spirituality with a profound understanding of the central doctrines of Christianity.

ISBN: 9780718890346
 

Description

A series of sermons, revealing Brunner as an outstanding preacher. Few theologians of his eminence combine their understanding of the central doctrines of the Christian faith with such persuasive spiritual exposition and eloquence.

“Preaching,” says Brunner, “is a living occurrence which can only very imperfectly be crystallised in writing.” But the most critical judges of sermons will admit that here a master preacher moves beyond the printed page into the soul of the reader.

There is a personal poignancy about the Fraumünster sermons, which places them in the forefront of modern preaching. Here a great teacher of the faith proclaims the Word of God to a ‘believing congregation’ – an encounter seen by Brunner as decisive for Christian communication.

Additional information

Dimensions216 × 140 mm
Pages196
Format

Hardback  |  Paperback

Trade InformationLPOD

About the Author

Dr Emil Brunner was made Privatdozent at the University of Zurich at the age of 33, and later was appointed Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology. In 1953 he became Professor of Christian University, Tokyo (Japan) and in 1955 returned to Zurich.

His three-volume masterpiece Dogmatics is available from our sister imprint James Clarke and Co Ltd.

Contents

Lord, is it I? – Matthew 26:20-25 (March 14, 1948)
The Temporal and the Eternal – 1 Corinthians 13:8-13 (May 9, 1948)
The Rock on Which the Church is Built – Reformation Sunday Sermon. Matthew 16:13-19 (Nov 7, 1948)
The Great Invitation – Luke 14:16-24 (Dec 5, 1948)
Election – Ephesians 1:3-6 (Feb 20, 1949)
The Folly and the Scandal of the Cross – 1 Corinthians 1: 18-24 (May 8, 1949)
Your Reasonable Service – Romans 12: 1, 2 (June 18, 1950)
Perseverance in Trial – Revelation 3:10-13 (Aug 27, 1950)
Two Kinds of Sorrow – 2 Corinthians 7:8-10 (April 8, 1951)
The Covenant of God – In Commemoration of the Entry of Zurich into the Swiss Confederation 600 years ago. Jeremiah 31:31-34 (June 3, 1951)
The Notes of Christian Living – Collosians 3:16-17 (July 7, 1951)
In None Other is Salvation – Advent I. Acts 4:8-12 (Dec 2, 1951)
God, Our Refuge – Psalm 90:1-4 (Jan 13, 1952)
The Meaning of the Last Supper – 1 Corinthians 10:16-17 (March 9, 1952)
Death and Resurrection – 1 Peter 1:3, 4 (May 18, 1952)
Children of Light – Ephesians 5:8-14 (July 13, 1952)
“Until Christ Be Formed in You” – Christmas Sermon. Luke 2:10-11; Galatians 4:19 (Christmas, 1952)
The Last Hour – Matthew 21:35-46 (Feb 15, 1953)
Jesus in Gethsemane – Mark 14:32-42 (March 15, 1953)
Self-Examination – 2 Corinthians 13:5 (May 3, 1953)
“I Am” – John 14:6 (May 17, 1953)
Service – 1 Corinthians 4:1, 2; Luke 17:10 (August 30, 1953)

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