I Believe I'll Testify: The Art of African American Preaching

I Believe I'll Testify: The Art of African American Preaching

by Cleophus J. LaRue


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664236779
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 04/04/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 835,160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Cleophus J. Larue is Francis Landey Patton Professor of Homiletics at Princeton Theological Seminary in Princeton, New Jersey, and the author of The Heart of Black Preaching and the editor of Power in the Pulpit: How America's Most Effective Black Preachers Prepare Their Sermons.

Table of Contents

Preface xi

Acknowledgments xv

1 One Preacher's Journey 1

2 Black Preaching and White Homiletics 19

3 Pulpits without Purpose 37

4 The Shape of Colored Preaching in the Twenty-first Century 47

5 African American Preaching and the Bible 57

6 Imagination and the Exegetical Exercise 71

7 Why Black Preachers Still Love Artful Language 81

8 On the Preparation and Delivery of Sermons 99

9 How Does One Get Better at the Foolishness of Preaching? 123

Appendix A Oral Formulas in the Black Culture 135

Appendix B "What Are You Afraid Of?"(Matt. 25:14-30) 139

Notes 145

Index 158

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