They Like to Never Quit Praisin' God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching

They Like to Never Quit Praisin' God: The Role of Celebration in Preaching

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829819786
Publisher: Pilgrim Press, The/United Church Press
Publication date: 04/01/2013
Pages: 189
Sales rank: 349,241
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Henry H. Mitchell vii

Preface ix

A Word of Gratitude and Thanks xi

Introduction xiii

A Call to the Ministry of the Scribe: Chronicling the African American Preaching Tradition

1 The Performative Tradition of African American Preaching 1

2 Celebrative Design and Emotional Process 15

3 A Theology of Celebrative Preaching 35

4 The Dynamics of Celebration 49

5 Designing for Celebration 71

6 Guidelines for Celebration 107

7 Five Sermons Illustrating Method 133

Notes 173

Selected Bibliography 185

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