Willimon, William H.

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WILLIMON, William H.

WILLIMON, William H. American, b. 1946. Genres: History, Theology/ Religion, Biography, Essays. Career: Pastor of churches in Georgia and South Carolina; Duke University, Durham, NC, assistant professor of liturgy and worship and presiding minister at the chapel of the Divinity School, 1976-80, visiting associate professor, 1980-83, professor of Christian ministry and dean of chapel, 1984-; parish minister, 1980-83. University of Bonn, member of theology faculty, 1988; University of Muenster, distinguished guest professor, 1991; lecturer at colleges, universities and seminaries in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. Publications: Lord of the Congaree: Wade Hampton of South Carolina, 1971; (with P.P. Willimon) Turning the World Upside Down: The Grimke Sisters of South Carolina, 1972; The Gospel for the Person Who Has Everything, 1978; Between Two Advents, 1978; Saying Yes to Marriage, 1978; Worship as Pastoral Care, 1979; Remember Who You Are: Baptism, a Model for Christian Life, 1979; Word, Water, Wine and Bread, 1980; Family Friends and Other Funny People: Memories of Growing Up Southern, 1980; Integrative Preaching: The Pulpit at the Center, 1981; The Way: Confirmation for Discipleship in the United Methodist Church, 1981; Sunday Dinner: The Lord's Supper and Christian Life, 1981; The Bible: A Sustaining Presence in Worship, 1981; The Service of God: How Worship and Ethics Are Related, 1983; On a Wild and Windy Mountain: Meditations for the Christian Year, 1984; Handbook on Preaching and Worship, 1984; What's Right with the Church, 1984; Sighing for Eden: Sin, Evil and the Christian Faith, 1985; The Laugh Shall Be First: A Treasury of Religious Humor and Satire, 1986; With Glad and Generous Hearts: A Personal Look at Sunday Worship, 1986; (with R. Wilson) Rekindling the Flame: Strategies for a Vital United Methodism, 1987; Preaching about Conflict in the Local Church, 1987; The Promises of Marriage, 1988; Acts of the Apostles: Interpretation, a Commentary for Teaching and Preaching, 1988; Clergy and Laity Burnout, 1988; (with S. Hauerwas) Resident Aliens: The Church as Colony, 1989; Why I Am a United Methodist, 1990; The Bible Shapes Us, 1990; The Last Laugh (religious humor), 1991; Goodbye High School, Hello College (meditations), 1992; Peculiar Speech: Preaching to the Baptized, 1992; (with Hauerwas) Preaching to Strangers: Evangelism and Preaching, 1992; Proclamation: Advent/Christmas (Year C), 1993; The Intrusive Word: Preaching to the Unbaptized, 1994; (with T.H. Naylor and M. Naylor) The Search for Meaning, 1994; (with J. Westerhoff) Liturgy and Learning through the Life Cycle, rev. ed., 1994; (with T.H. Naylor) The Abandoned Generation: The Crisis in Higher Education, 1995; (with R. Lischer) The Concise Encyclopedia of Preaching, 1995; On Your Own, But Not Alone (meditations for college graduates), 1995; Confirmation: A New Approach to Making Disciples; Reinventing the Connection: The Reform of the United Methodist Church, 1996. Author of curriculum materials and videotapes. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Chapel, Duke University, Durham, NC 27708, U.S.A. Online address: [email protected]

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