The Naked Preacher: Action Research and the Practice of Preaching

The Naked Preacher: Action Research and the Practice of Preaching

by Jason C. Boyd

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Overview

This new volume in the SCM Research series argues that both preaching and Action Research are inherently exposing practices. They require a deep level of self-consciousness, and a willingness to hold oneself up to critique and comment. But at their best they are both formed within a deep and supportive critical community.

Applying a methodology rooted in Action Research as way of Doing Theology (ART), and drawn from the author's own research within a specific 'community of practice', "The Naked Preacher" demonstrates for preachers and ministers new ways to be critically and constructively self-aware. It also offers an important contribution for practical theologians with an interest in action research and critical reflection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780334056447
Publisher: Hymns Ancient & Modern
Publication date: 03/31/2018
Series: SCM Research Series , #4
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Rev Dr Jason Boyd is Minister of Witney Congregational Church, and a tutor in theology on the Congregational Federation Foundation Degree

Table of Contents

1. Action research: a messy business

2. Action research as a way of doing theology: is it an ART?

3 . Word Café: opening up communicative space?

4 . The Bible transforms the preacher: let those with ears hear

5 . Looking the congregation in the eye: the naked preacher

6. The visible preacher: finding a place to stand

7. The unfinished story: continuing to negotiate the insider–outsider terrain

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