"At Noon On Friday" is a volume of reflections on the seven last words of Jesus as he hung on the cross. In his usual masterly fashion, Dr. Richard C. Hoefler holds up before his listeners the cross of Christ and calls for a devotional response -- not merely an intellectual one. The goal of these sermons is to prompt something important, different, and decisive to happen to both speaker and listener. They were written in such a way as to create an experience of participating in the three hours our Lord suffered. In the author's words: "The seven words of Christ are like seven panels of one single stained-glass window, reflecting forth the light of the total act of our Lord's crucifixion."
Richard Carl Hoefler is professor of Preaching and Worship and Dean of Chapel at the Lutheran Seminary, Columbia, South Carolina. Dr. Hoefler is a graduate of Wittenberg University and the Hamma School of Theology, Springfield, Ohio. He has a Doctor of Divinity degree from Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia. Dr. Hoefler has also served as pastor of St. John's Lutheran Church, Springfield, Ohio, and as an instructor at Wittenberg University and Sinclair College, Dayton, Ohio.