The heart of the postmodern mind-set is an awareness of the relativity of all human thought and action. In Theology for Preaching, three authors collaborate to discuss the implications for proclamation when the culture behaves as if all human thought and practices are relative. Tips for sermon composition and theme are proposed. Sample sermons are supplied to demonstrate awareness of the cultural shifts that make preaching a worthwhile challenge in a postmodern ethos.
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About the Author
Ronald J. Allen is Professor of Preaching and Gospels and Letters at Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana. He is the author of several books on preaching including Sermon Treks: Trailways for Creative Preaching from Abingdon Press.
Table of Contents
|Chapter 1||What Does Postmodernism Have to Do with Preaching?||15|
|Chapter 2||Authority in the Pulpit in a Postmodern Ethos||35|
|Chapter 3||Truth in the Postmodern World||59|
|Chapter 4||Preaching as a Source of Knowledge||87|
|Chapter 5||Preaching About God in a Postmodern Setting||111|
|Chapter 6||Individual and Community in Postmodernity||137|
|Chapter 7||Modes of Discourse for the Sermon in the Postmodern World||161|
|Chapter 8||Sample Sermons for a Postmodern Era||187|