Jesus Christ In The Preaching Of Calvin And Schleiermacher

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While the effects of historical criticism on theology in the modern period have been well documented, their implications for modern preaching have been largely ignored. Dawn DeVries examines the content of and reasoning behind the preaching on the Synoptic Gospels by John Calvin and Friedrich Schleiermacher in order to ascertain their responses to the historical Jesus. By doing so, DeVries demonstrates that the shifting of emphasis in modern preaching from the miraculous aspects of the Gospel narratives to the ...

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Overview

While the effects of historical criticism on theology in the modern period have been well documented, their implications for modern preaching have been largely ignored. Dawn DeVries examines the content of and reasoning behind the preaching on the Synoptic Gospels by John Calvin and Friedrich Schleiermacher in order to ascertain their responses to the historical Jesus. By doing so, DeVries demonstrates that the shifting of emphasis in modern preaching from the miraculous aspects of the Gospel narratives to the "internal" miracles of faith has historical, intellectual, and spiritual grounding in the work of these classical theologians.

The Columbia Series in Reformed Theology represents a joint commitment by Columbia Theological Seminary and Westminster John Knox Press to provide theological resources from the Reformed tradition for the church today. This series examines theological and ethical issues that confront church and society in our own particular time and place.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664226077
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 3/6/2002
  • Series: Columbia Series in Reformed Theology
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,469,835
  • Product dimensions: 0.30 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Dawn DeVries is John Newton Thomas Professor of Systematic Theology at Union Theological Seminary in New York City. She was a delegate for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to the eighth assembly of the World Council of Churches. She is the editor of the New Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology.
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Table of Contents

Abbreviations
Preface
1 The Historian and the Preacher 1
2 Calvin on the Word as Sacrament 14
3 Calvin's Sermons on the Synoptic Gospels 26
4 Schleiermacher on the Word Made Flesh 48
5 Schleiermacher's Sermons on the Synoptic Gospels 71
6 The Living Word and the Work of Christ 95
Bibliography 108
Index 115
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