ISBN-10:
0664234224
ISBN-13:
9780664234225
Pub. Date:
03/19/2009
Publisher:
Westminster John Knox Press
Preaching From Memory To Hope

Preaching From Memory To Hope

by Thomas G. Long
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Overview

In this compelling and hard-hitting book, respected preacher and teacher Thomas Long identifies and responds to what he sees as the most substantive theological forces and challenges facing preaching today. The issues, he says, are fourfold: the decline in the quality of narrative preaching and the need for its reinvigoration; the tendency of preachers to ignore God's action and presence in our midst; the return of the church's old nemesis, gnosticism--albeit in a milder form--evidenced in today's new "spirituality"; and the absence of eschatology in the pulpit.

Long once again has his finger on the pulse of American preaching, demonstrated by his creative responses to these challenges. Whether he is calling for theologically smarter and more ethically discerning preaching, providing a method of interpretation that will allow pastors to recover the emphasis on God in our midst, or encouraging a kind of "interfaith dialogue" with gnosticism, he demonstrates why he has long been considered one of the most thoughtful and intelligent preachers in America today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780664234225
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication date: 03/19/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 584,270
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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.

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