Teaching Preaching As A Christian Practice

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780664232542
  • Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
  • Publication date: 7/21/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 248
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (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.

Leonora Tubbs Tisdale is Professor of Homiletics at Yale Divinity School in New Haven, Connecticut. She has authored and edited many books, including Preaching as Local Theology and Folk Art, Making Room at the Table: An Invitation to Multicultural Worship, and three volumes of The Abingdon Women's Preaching Annual.

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Table of Contents

Sect. I Preaching as a Christian practice 1

Ch. 1 A new focus for teaching preaching Thomas G. Long Long, Thomas G. 3

Ch. 2 Why the idea of practice matters James Nieman Nieman, James 18

Ch. 3 Teaching preaching as a Christian practice David J. Lose Lose, David J. 41

Sect. II The components of the practice of preaching 59

Ch. 4 Interpreting texts for preaching James W. Thompson Thompson, James W. 61

Ch. 5 Exegeting the congregation Leonora Tubbs Tisdale Tisdale, Leonora Tubbs 75

Ch. 6 Interpreting the larger social context James Henry Harris Harris, James Henry 90

Ch. 7 The use of language Teresa Fry Brown Brown, Teresa Fry 101

Ch. 8 The preaching imagination Anna Carter Florence Florence, Anna Carter 116

Ch. 9 Creation of form Lucy Hogan Hogan, Lucy 134

Ch. 10 Cultivating historical vision Joseph R. Jeter, Jr. Jeter, Joseph R., Jr. 149

Ch. 11 Voice and diction Teresa Fry Brown Brown, Teresa Fry 170

Sect. III Assessment and formation 183

Ch. 12 Marks of faithful preaching practice Paul Scott Wilson Wilson, Paul Scott 185

Ch. 13 Methods of assessment Daniel E. Harris Harris, Daniel E. 191

Sect. IV Preaching in the curriculum 205

Ch. 14 Designing the introductory course in preaching Barbara K. Lundblad Lundblad, Barbara K. 207

Ch. 15 Finding support from school, denomination, and academy Gregory Heille Heille, Gregory 223

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