Preaching Liberation


For all preachers who take seriously the church's role as a catalyst of social and spiritual transformation, James Harris advocates the salient features of liberation preaching, especially as exemplified in black-church settings.
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For all preachers who take seriously the church's role as a catalyst of social and spiritual transformation, James Harris advocates the salient features of liberation preaching, especially as exemplified in black-church settings.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800628413
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 12/29/1995
  • Series: Fortress Resources for Preaching Series
  • Pages: 152
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.35 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: A Liberation and Transformation Homiletic 1
1 Telling It Like It Is: From Liberation to Transformation 8
What Is Liberation and Transformation Preaching? 8
Preaching and the Language of Liberation and Prophecy 13
Preaching and the Kingdom of God 15
Preaching in Context 16
The Liberating and Transformative Message of Jesus 16
The Centrality of Theology in Preaching 21
God and Human Experience: How I Got Over 22
God Is Liberator 24
Preaching and Christology: Jesus and the Church 27
Jesus, the Liberator and Transformer 30
Who Is the Holy Spirit according to Scripture? 32
Preaching and the Holy Spirit 34
2 Preaching out of Season: The Centrality of History and Culture in Preaching 37
Licensed by the Spirit: Slave Preaching 38
The Priesthood of the Black Preacher: The African Connection 43
Preachers and Prophets: Turner, Garnett, and Jasper 44
Contextual Theology of Preaching Liberation 50
Prototypal Preaching and Worship for Liberation 52
Preaching to the Disinherited 55
3 Beginning with the Word: Hermeneutics and the Centrality of Preaching 57
Liberation Hermeneutics 59
The Nexus between Style and Substance 62
The Philosophical Approach to Preaching 66
Preaching and the Power of the Word: From Nommo to Logos 70
Preaching as Contextual Hermeneutics 72
Preaching as Linguistic Play 73
4 Challenge and Conflict: Preaching and the Black Male 75
Understanding the Status and Destiny of the Black Male 77
Education and the Black Male 80
Education Reform and the Black Male 82
Tracking or Homogeneous Ability Grouping in Education 83
Crime and Delinquency among Black Males 85
Health and Employment of the Black Male 86
Preaching the Liberating Truth to the People 87
Preaching from the Joseph Story: Two Sermons 89
5 Pressing toward the Mark: Meaning and Method in Textual Preaching 98
The Triadic Movement of the Sermon 98
Textual Preaching 100
Struggling against the Odds (A Dialectical Sermon) 100
From Torment to Tranquillity (A Sermon Fragment) 107
Divine Deliverance (A Sermon Fragment) 110
Notes 114
Annotated Bibliography 124
Index 128
Scripture Index 135
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