Preaching As A Theological Task

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How do particular world situations impact preaching? How does a preacher use the gospel and Scripture to speak to those situations? This volume, in honor of homiletician David Buttrick, explores the complex and important relationships between world, gospel, and Scripture and their relevance for preaching theology.This book is for those seeking thoughtful and challenging new ways to approach the preaching task now and into the twenty-first century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664256173
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 11/19/1996
  • Pages: 204
  • Product dimensions: 0.47 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Thomas G. Long is the Bandy Professor of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia. He is one of the most popular preachers in the United States today. He is the author of several books, including The Senses of Preaching (WJK), Preaching and the Literary Forms of the Bible, and Whispering the Lyrics: Sermons for Lent and Easter.

Edward Farley is Professor Emeritus of Theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee. He has written a number of books on theology and theological education.

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Table of Contents

1 The Formation of Consciousness 1
2 The Search for Public Theology in the United States 19
3 A Neighborhood as Wide as God's Heart 32
4 A Hearer in the Pew: Homiletical Reflections and Suggestions 38
5 Twin Covenants in Tension on the Eve of the Twenty-first Century 50
6 Practical Theology as a Critique of Knowledge 59
7 The Gospel of God 73
8 All the King's Men: Constructing Homiletical Meaning 82
9 Learning to Speak of Sin 91
10 The Friend We Have in Yahweh 104
11 To Die and Rise Again: Preaching the Gospel for Liberation 112
12 The Gospel as Empowered Speech for Proclamation and Persuasion 122
13 Biblical Studies and Preaching: A Growing Divide? 137
14 Apocalyptic Vocation and Liberation: The Foolish Church in the World 150
15 Toward a New Paradigm for Preaching 165
16 Why Preach from Passages in the Bible? 176
Selected Bibliography of Works by David G. Buttrick 189
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