The Naked Preacher: Action Research and the Practice of Preaching

The Naked Preacher: Action Research and the Practice of Preaching

by Jason C. Boyd


$85.50 $95.00 Save 10% Current price is $85.5, Original price is $95. You Save 10%.
View All Available Formats & Editions
Choose Expedited Shipping at checkout for guaranteed delivery by Thursday, August 22


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

Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See All Customer Reviews