Purposes Of Preaching

Overview

What are the purposes of preaching? What should a good sermon accomplish? What is at stake in the church's preaching for individuals, religious communities, and the world? This collection of ten essays by noted homileticians offers a range of answers to these questions. The contributors also comment on what homiletics must do in the years ahead to strengthen the resources available for the church's preaching.
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Overview

What are the purposes of preaching? What should a good sermon accomplish? What is at stake in the church's preaching for individuals, religious communities, and the world? This collection of ten essays by noted homileticians offers a range of answers to these questions. The contributors also comment on what homiletics must do in the years ahead to strengthen the resources available for the church's preaching.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780827229976
  • Publisher: Christian Board of Publication
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Jana Childers is dean of the seminary and professor of homiletics and speech-communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California, and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the author of several books on preaching and the editor of the award-winning Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process form Chalice Press.

Jana Childers is dean of the seminary and professor of homiletics and speech-communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California, and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the author of several books on preaching and the editor of the award-winning Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process form Chalice Press.

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Table of Contents

1 Preaching as mutual critical correlation through conversation 1
2 Resisting the powers 23
3 Seeing Jesus : preaching as incarnational act 39
4 The action potential of preaching 49
5 Alpha, omega, and everything in between : toward a postsecular homiletics 67
6 Preaching and the redemption of language 83
7 Preaching : hospitality, de-centering, re-membering, and right relations 91
8 Keeping in touch with God : why homiletics is always more than method 113
9 Disrupting a ruptured world 131
10 Preaching as a theological venture 141
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