Company of Preachers

Company of Preachers

by Richard Lischer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802846092

ISBN-13: 9780802846099

Pub. Date: 08/28/2002

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

This unique volume draws on the wisdom of Christian thinkers and preachers from across the ages to present a warm and informative collection of insights on the art of preaching.

Gathering the writing of figures as diverse as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, The Company of Preachers provides

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This unique volume draws on the wisdom of Christian thinkers and preachers from across the ages to present a warm and informative collection of insights on the art of preaching.

Gathering the writing of figures as diverse as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, The Company of Preachers provides experienced advice on effective preaching, direct from the pens of those who have known it best. The book is arranged in seven divisions, each covering a central component of the preaching task. Editor Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, gives a brief introduction to each selection.

Aptly presenting a theological and historical cross-section of the church's homiletics, this volume will be invaluable to preachers, students preparing for ministry, and others seeking models of powerful Christian speech.

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Features insights on preaching from:

  • Augustine
  • Karl Barth
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  • Walter Brueggemann
  • Rudolf Bultmann
  • Horace Bushnell
  • David Buttrick
  • John Calvin
  • John Cassian
  • John Chrysostom
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  • Fred B. Craddock
  • C. H. Dodd
  • Jarena Lee
  • Jonathan Edwards
  • Charles Grandison Finney
  • P. T. Forsyth
  • Harry Emerson Fosdick
  • Gregory the Great
  • George Herbert
  • Martin Luther
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  • Henry H. Mitchell
  • John Henry Newman
  • Phoebe Palmer
  • Paul Ricoeur
  • Oscar Romero
  • Friedrich Schleiermacher
  • Charles Haddon Spurgeon
  • Barbara Brown Taylor
  • Gardner C. Taylor
  • John Wesley, and many more
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846099
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2002
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
557,703
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Introduction: The Promise of Renewalxiii
Epigraph: "Listen, Lord--A Prayer"xvii
I.What Is Preaching?
The Seventh Rung3
Religious Discourse8
Truth and Personality15
The Primitive Preaching23
The Proclaimed Word31
Communicating the Gospel38
Preaching46
II.The Preacher
The Temptations of Greatness57
The Parson Preaching64
On the Making of the Preacher69
My Call to Preach the Gospel75
Pulpit Talent83
The Great Army of Preaching Women90
The Authority of the Preacher98
Portrait of a Prophet104
III.Proclaiming the Word
Proclamation versus Moralism115
Preaching the Terrors120
Mixing Law and Gospel126
Preaching for Conversion132
The I-Thou Encounter142
Preaching as Celebration149
Prophetic Energizing156
IV.Biblical Interpretation
Literal and Figurative Interpretation169
The Fourfold Reading182
The Letter and the Spirit188
Is Exegesis without Presuppositions Possible?196
Word of God and Hermeneutics204
The Hermeneutic Question211
Contextual Hermeneutics218
Performing the Scriptures230
Feminist Uses of Biblical Materials238
The Neglected Interpreters248
A Hermeneutic of Trust265
V.Rhetoric
The Uses of Rhetoric277
Ornamentation293
The Art of Prophesying298
Natural Communication305
Rhetoric and Homiletics311
Illustrations in Preaching316
The New Utterance324
Imagining a Sermon331
Designing Moves337
VI.The Hearer
A Catalogue of Hearers355
The Internal Testimony of the Spirit362
Listening with the Heart369
The Inner Turmoil of the Awakened375
University Preaching380
The Congregation389
Preaching as Personal Counseling395
By Way of the Hearer401
VII.Preaching and the Church
The One Great Preacher411
Power in a Pentecostal Congregation417
Preaching, Revelation, and the Church423
A Pastor's Last Homily433
Preaching and Eucharist443
Baptismal Speech453
Building Up the Church459
Acknowledgments468
Index471

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