Robert McAfee Brown

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Robert McAfee Brown (1920-2001), an American Presbyterian, was a master theologian, a spiritual guide, and an engaged activist, whose long career reflected many of the critical movements and concerns of the twentieth century. As an official Protestant observer at Vatican II, he was an influential figure in the ecumenical movement. But his concerns ranged widely over the intersection between faith and the issues of his time: the Holocaust and Jewish-Christian relations; the Civil Rights movement and race relations; the emergence of Latin American liberation theology; the Vietnam War and the struggle for peace in Central America; and the changing shape of Protestant theology. Overall, his work represented a prophetic style of public theology, in which faith and practice, prayer and action, words and deeds, and religion and politics came full circle.

Drawing on previously uncollected material, this volume presents an essential entry to Brown s distinctive voice, which remains as timely and challenging as ever.

Paul Crowley is a Jesuit priest and professor of religious studies at Santa Clara University, CA. His books include Unwanted Wisdom: Suffering, the Cross, and Hope (Continuum, 2005).



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Robert McAfee Brown
Spiritual & Prophetic Writings
Modern Spiritual Masters Series
Paul Crowley
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". . . living and lived spirituality."
In our era, the road to holiness necessarily passes through the world of action." That claim by Dag Hammarskjold is borne out in the books published in the series "Modern Spiritual Masters." The authors of these paperbacks are people of action whose holiness-spirituality fuses contemplation with activity. Think of Oscar Romero, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Simone Weil and scores more. Now the Protestant theologian Robert McAfee Brown joins that published cast with Spiritual and Prophetic Writings, edited by Paul Crowley, S.J.
"One can dip into this wondrous collection anywhere and get a sense of this man of faith and his ability to connect the Christian tradition to the issues on the ground."
"...Insightful, reasonable, brilliant and Gospel-based."
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