Generous Orthodoxy  

Fleming's latest book, Not Ashamed of the Gospel (sermons from St. Paul's letter to the Romans) was named in the October 21 issue of Christian Century as one of the outstanding books of the year in the category of pastoral theology.

These sermons, which Rutledge preached from Romans over many years in different settings, are substantive, theological and literate, and relevant to the times in which they were delivered. And they're not 10-minute quickies either. No one could accuse Rutledge of theological revisionism; nevertheless, her interpretation of Romans has been shaped by newer Pauline studies, especially Ernst Käsemann's realization that justification connotes not merely acquittal, but making right what was wrong... While this book could just as easily have been categorized as theology, reading these sermons is spiritually formative.

— Christian Century, October 21, 2008

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