Nicholas Wolterstorff has long been intensely engaged with issues of liturgy, justice, and how to live faithfully as a Christian in the world. Hearing the Call brings together more than thirty of Wolterstorff's most enduring and influential popular and semi-popular articles from the last fifty years in a wide-ranging volume that highlights his ongoing role as one of the church's most incisive and compelling voices.
"This thoughtful, passionate collection of essays from seasoned philosopher and theologian Wolterstorff, written over a 50-year period, ranges in topic from worship, liturgy, church architecture, music, lament, and women's ordination, to the spiritual health of institutions including churches, colleges, businesses, and government.... An afterword contains two recent interviews that synthesize themes presented in this masterful work." ---Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"From Minnesota to Palestine, Kuyper to Boesak, autobiography to human rights theory, and church architecture to the theology of lament, this marvelous array of essays, letters, and interviews displays throughout an incarnate Christian intelligence that loves the world even when prophesying against it, and marries philosophical clarity with human honesty. Nick Wolterstorff's Hearing the Call fascinates, illuminates, moves, and heartens. Bravo!" ---Nigel Biggar University of Oxford
"Wolterstorff is a rare Christian writer who moves with grace from writ to rite to rights."---Gabriel Fackre Andover Newton Theological School
"It is a real delight to have these essays of Nicholas Wolterstorff collected and readily available once again. Wolterstorff is one of the cannily perceptive authors who made the Reformed Journal legendary in its day for wit, insight, and gravitas. His essays gathered from that source, and many others, are a feast for heart and mind together." ---Mark A. Noll University of Notre Dame