Teaching Preaching As A Christian Practice

Teaching Preaching As A Christian Practice

by Thomas G. Long
     
 

ISBN-10: 066423254X

ISBN-13: 9780664232542

Pub. Date: 07/21/2008

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

Preaching's most able practitioners gather in this book to explore and explain the idea that preaching is a practice that can be taught and learned. Arguing that preaching is a living practice with a long tradition, an identifiable shape, and a broad set of norms and desired outcomes, these noted scholars examine pedagogical approaches that will introduce students

Overview

Preaching's most able practitioners gather in this book to explore and explain the idea that preaching is a practice that can be taught and learned. Arguing that preaching is a living practice with a long tradition, an identifiable shape, and a broad set of norms and desired outcomes, these noted scholars examine pedagogical approaches that will introduce students to the practice of preaching and encourage a life-long process of becoming effective practitioners. The book concludes with designs for a basic preaching course and addresses the question of how preaching courses fit into the larger patterns of seminary curricula.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780664232542
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date:
07/21/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents


Preface     vii
Preaching as a Christian Practice     1
A New Focus for Teaching Preaching   Thomas G. Long     3
Why the Idea of Practice Matters   James Nieman     18
Teaching Preaching as a Christian Practice   David J. Lose     41
The Components of the Practice of Preaching     59
Interpreting Texts for Preaching   James W. Thompson     61
Exegeting the Congregation   Leonora Tubbs Tisdale     75
Interpreting the Larger Social Context   James Henry Harris     90
The Use of Language   Teresa Fry Brown     101
The Preaching Imagination   Anna Carter Florence     116
Creation of Form   Lucy Hogan     134
Cultivating Historical Vision   Joseph R. Jeter Jr.     149
Voice and Diction   Teresa Fry Brown     170
Assessment and Formation     183
Marks of Faithful Preaching Practice   Paul Scott Wilson     185
Methods of Assessment   Daniel E. Harris     191
Preaching in the Curriculum     205
Designing the Introductory Course in Preaching   Barbara K. Lundblad     207
Finding Support from School, Denomination, and Academy   Gregory Heille     223
Contributors     239

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