Difficult Texts: A Preaching Commentary

Difficult Texts: A Preaching Commentary

by Catherine Gunsalus Gonzalez




The Bible presents the preacher with several texts that are difficult to preach because they seem totally out of touch with the world in which we live. Often the problem is these passages oppose basic assumptions of our culture that may well be at odds with the gospel itself. In that case, the passages need to be proclaimed, and yet the sermon must take account of the trouble the congregation will have in hearing such a word. In this book, six such passages are considered, along with some general considerations about approaching difficult texts.

The chapter titles include: Can the Consumer Ever Be Satisfied?; Celibacy? You're Kidding!; Blest Handkerchiefs and Demons; Shouldn't We Try to Get Ahead?; The God of Vengeance; and, Completing the Sermon Process.

This book is part of the Preaching the Great Texts series.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780687055111
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 01/28/2005
Series: Great Texts Ser.
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Catherine Gunsalus González is Professor Emerita of Church History at Columbia Theological Seminary. She is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), and was the first woman to preach on The Protestant Hour in 1974.With her husband, Justo L. González, she wrote The Liberating Pulpit, published by Abingdon Press.

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