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The Scandal of having SomeThing To Say This page intentionally left blank The Scandal of having SomeThing To Say Ricoeur and the Possibility of Postliberal Preaching lance B. Pape Baylor University Press © 2013 by Baylor University Press Waco, Texas 76798-7363 All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted, in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission in writing of Baylor University Press. Cover Design by Nita Ybarra Walter Brueggemann’s sermon “Pain Turned to Newness” is used by permission of Walter Brueggemann. “A Common Confusion” from FRANZ KAFKA: THE COMPLETE STORIES by Franz Kafka, edited by Nahum N. Glatzer, copyright 1946, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1954, 1958, 1971 by Schocken Books. Used by permission of Schocken Books, a division of Random House, Inc. Any third party use of this material, outside of this publication, is prohibited. Interested parties must apply directly to Random House, Inc. for permission. For on-line information about other Random House, Inc. books and authors, see the Internet web site at http://www. eISBN: 978-1-60258-530-0 (e-PDF) This E-book was converted from the original source file by a third-party vendor. Readers who encounter any issues with formatting, text, linking, or readability are encouraged to notify the publisher at Some font characters may not display on older Kindle devices. To inquire about permission to use selections from this text, please contact Baylor University Press, One Bear Place, #97363, Waco, Texas 76798. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Pape, Lance B., 1970– The scandal of having something to say : Ricoeur and the possibility of postliberal preaching / Lance B. Pape. 176 p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-60258-528-7 (alk. paper) 1. Ricœur, Paul. 2. Preaching. 3. Postliberal theology. I. Title. B2430.R554P355 2013 251—dc23 2012028966 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper with a minimum of 30% postconsumer waste recycled content. for my parents This page intentionally left blank ...