Preaching John

Preaching John

by Robert Kysar
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0800632265

ISBN-13: 2900800632266

Pub. Date: 05/01/2002

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers

The Gospel of John and 1 John exhibit a peculiar Christian language and thought. The preacher's task, then, involves penetrating the thick and often confusing language of these books and comprehending their frequently paradoxical theology. The preacher can find new and powerful resources for preaching in Johannine language and thought, as well as its use of narrative

Overview

The Gospel of John and 1 John exhibit a peculiar Christian language and thought. The preacher's task, then, involves penetrating the thick and often confusing language of these books and comprehending their frequently paradoxical theology. The preacher can find new and powerful resources for preaching in Johannine language and thought, as well as its use of narrative and discourse. These discoveries facilitate preaching John in ways that are consistent with recent trends in homiletic theory. The method of this book is to combine the practice (how to preach John) with proposals for understanding the Gospel and 1 John. The author offers a variety of sermon ideas and designs throughout each chapter, based on numerous passages selected from the Revised Common Lectionary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900800632266
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
05/01/2002
Series:
Fortress Resources for Preaching Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
268

Table of Contents

Abbreviationsix
Prefacexi
Introduction: The Problem and Promise of Preaching John1
1.A Tangle of Theses: Understanding Johannine Research21
2.Theological Themes: The Heart of Johannine Thought45
3.The Word and Words: Johannine Language78
4.Words and Stories: Johannine Discourses and Narratives98
5.The King Is Enthroned: The Johannine Passion Story134
6.Fragments of Texts: John in the Lectionary175
Conclusion: Preaching John in the Roundtable Church218
AppendixThe Gospel of John in the Revised Common Lectionary223
Notes225
Bibliography240
Index of Passages in John244
Index of Sermons and Sermon Fragments250
Index of Gospel Lessons in John in the Revised Common Lectionary251

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