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Preacher And Cross
     

Preacher And Cross

by Andre Jr. Resner
 
Numerous books are available on the meaning and methods of preaching, but nothing has been written that specifically addresses the character of those who would preach. Preacher and Cross helps fill this gap in homiletic studies by examining the relationship between the message of Christian proclamation and the preacher, with specific attention to ministerial character

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Numerous books are available on the meaning and methods of preaching, but nothing has been written that specifically addresses the character of those who would preach. Preacher and Cross helps fill this gap in homiletic studies by examining the relationship between the message of Christian proclamation and the preacher, with specific attention to ministerial character and the preacher's use of self in sermons. Andr? Resner discusses the two dominant approaches to homiletics-the rhetorical approach typified by Augustine and the theological approach typified by Barth-and then compares and contrasts these approaches to what the apostle Paul says on the issue. Essential reading for those involved in ministry, this work offers invaluable insights into the relationship between preachers and the message they proclaim.

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Expository Times
Resner stresses that the 'efficacy' of preaching, understood theologically, must not be confused with its 'persuasiveness', understood rhetorically. Rhetorical insights may be used, and reflection on the significance of the preacher's person is important, but such thinking must always be judged by the cross. It is a timely word for a church tempted to be as success-driven as the culture around it.
Homiletic
An excellent piece of work which demonstrates an impressive mastery of classical rhetoric, exegetical skill and theological knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846402
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
04/05/1999
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
0.49(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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