Distance in Preaching: Room to Speak, Space to Listen

Distance in Preaching: Room to Speak, Space to Listen

by Michael Brothers

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ISBN-13: 9781467440349
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 09/22/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 189
File size: 231 KB

About the Author

Michael A. Brothers is associate professor of speech communication in ministry at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Table of Contents

1 Setting the Stage 1

A Change in Hearing 1

Proposal and Plan of the Book 3

Introducing Distance in Preaching 6

2 Aesthetic Distance in Performance 11

Aesthetic Distance 11

Performing Distance 22

Backdrop for Preaching 45

3 Distance in Preaching: Fred Craddock's Homiletical Method 47

Preserving the Text: Distance in Interpretation 48

Protecting the Hearer: Distance in the Sermon 66

Respecting the Hearer: Distance in Delivery 79

Summary 87

4 Absorption in the Sermon: Postliberal Homiletics 88

Mark Ellingsen's Homiletic 90

Charles Campbell's Homiletic 112

Absorption Reconsidered 131

5 Clearing the Sanctuary: Room and Space 137

Distance Reconsidered 137

Recent Proposals 140

Conclusion 146

Two Sermons

Were You There? A Sermon on John 19:16b-25 148

Sibling Revelry: A Sermon on Luke 15:11-32 153

Bibliography 158

Index 175

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