I Believe I'll Testify: The Art of African American Preaching

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Cleo LaRue is one of the best-loved preachers and writers about preaching. In past volumes, he has brought together great collections of African American preaching to showcase the best preaching from across the country. Here he offers his own insights into what makes for great preaching.

Filled with telling anecdotes, LaRue's book recognizes that while great preaching comes from somewhere, it also must go somewhere, so preachers need to use ...

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Overview


Cleo LaRue is one of the best-loved preachers and writers about preaching. In past volumes, he has brought together great collections of African American preaching to showcase the best preaching from across the country. Here he offers his own insights into what makes for great preaching.

Filled with telling anecdotes, LaRue's book recognizes that while great preaching comes from somewhere, it also must go somewhere, so preachers need to use the most artful language to send the Word on its journey.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664236779
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/2011
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 457,482
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.60 (d)

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Cleophus J. Larue is Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and the author of The Heart of Black Preaching and the editor of Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons.
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Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 One Preacher's Journey 1

2 Black Preaching and White Homiletics 19

3 Pulpits without Purpose 37

4 The Shape of Colored Preaching in the Twenty-first Century 47

5 African American Preaching and the Bible 57

6 Imagination and the Exegetical Exercise 71

7 Why Black Preachers Still Love Artful Language 81

8 On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons 99

9 How Does One Get Better at the Foolishness of Preaching? 123

Appendix A Oral Formulas in the Black Culture 135

Appendix B "What Are You Afraid Of?"(Matt. 25:14-30) 139

Notes 145

Index 158

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