Preaching to Every Pew: Cross Cultural Strategies

Preaching to Every Pew: Cross Cultural Strategies

by James R. Nieman
     
 

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The growing cultural diversity of American society is mirrored in the pews and parishes of mainline denominations and represents a dynamic challenge to the effective proclamation of the gospel on both Sunday mornings and in parish educational venues. When people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds listen to the same sermon, it is more than likely that they… See more details below

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The growing cultural diversity of American society is mirrored in the pews and parishes of mainline denominations and represents a dynamic challenge to the effective proclamation of the gospel on both Sunday mornings and in parish educational venues. When people from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds listen to the same sermon, it is more than likely that they will not "hear" the same message. Preaching to Every Pew, based on extensive field research, takes on the challenge of preaching in such a context.

The authors map an approach to culture from four significant perspectives: ethnicity, class, displacement, and religious beliefs. They describe the significant ways in which culture influences human beings, detail how cultural influences affect and complicate communication in general, and preaching in particular, and then recommend practical strategies for improving communication in culturally diverse settings. Valuable both as a seminary text and as a text to help practicing pastors "re-tool" for more effective proclamation of the gospel.

Author Biography:
James R. Nieman is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Wartburg Theological Seminary.
Thomas G. Rogers is Associate Professor of Homiletics at Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary.

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ISBN-13:
9781451419061
Publisher:
Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Sold by:
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
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