The End of Words: The Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence

The End of Words: The Language of Reconciliation in a Culture of Violence

by Richard Lischer
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0802829325

ISBN-13: 9780802829320

Pub. Date: 08/28/2005

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company

After the horrors and violence of the twentieth century, words can seem futile. In this reflection on the place of preaching today, Richard Lischer recognizes that our mass-communication culture is exhausted by words. Facing up to language's disappointments and dead ends, he opens a path to its true end.

With chapters on vocation, interpretation, narration, and

Overview

After the horrors and violence of the twentieth century, words can seem futile. In this reflection on the place of preaching today, Richard Lischer recognizes that our mass-communication culture is exhausted by words. Facing up to language's disappointments and dead ends, he opens a path to its true end.

With chapters on vocation, interpretation, narration, and reconciliation, The End of Words shows how faithful reading of Scripture rather than flashy performance paves the way for effective preaching. Lischer challenges conventional story-telling with a deeper and more biblical view of narrative preaching. The ultimate purpose of preaching, he argues, is to speak God's peace, the message of reconciliation.

While Lischer's End of Words will surely be invaluable to pastors and preachers, his honest, readable style will appeal to anyone concerned with speaking Christianly.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802829320
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
08/28/2005
Series:
Lyman Beecher Lectures on Preaching Ser.
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceviii
Vocation
1The Ultimate Vocation1
Interpretation
2The Final Edition47
Narration
3One Last Story89
Reconciliation
4To What End?129
Select Bibliography167
Index175

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