Item description for Performance in Preaching: Bringing the Sermon to Life (Engaging Worship) by Clayton J. Schmit & Jana Childers...
Overview While there are no shortage of texts offering advice on the writing and delivery of sermons, most of them adopt a fairly traditional approach to the subject. This volume takes a unique approach by examining the role of performance in preaching. The contributors, who teach in seminaries and divinity schools across the nation, bring a variety of theological and denominational perspectives to the subject. They are united, however, in their concern for the importance of the performance of the sermon-not in a shallow or theatrical sense but as an essential aspect of bringing God's word to life for the congregation. To that end, they offer wide-ranging studies that examine theological, artistic, and musical aspects of a compelling performance. This volume inaugurates the Engaging Worship series from Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts. It offers an innovative approach and alternative perspectives to the subject of preaching that will engage and challenge clergy who are already in the pulpit as well as students in seminary classes. The volume comes with a 90-minute companion DVD that complements the text, covering practical subjects that range from warm-up exercises to the mechanics of oral presentation.
Publishers Description This volume, which launches the Engaging Worship series from Fuller Theological Seminary's Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts, offers a unique study of sermon delivery. While many books offer advice on how to prepare, write, and preach a sermon, this volume is distinctive in approaching the subject from the perspective of performance. The authors, who teach at a variety of seminaries and divinity schools across the nation, examine how the sermon can bring God's word to life for the congregation. In that sense, they consider the idea of performance from a wide range of theological, artistic, and musical viewpoints. These thoughtful essays will engage clergy and students with new ways of looking at the art of preaching. Included is a DVD that complements the text, which contains over three hours of material and covers a variety of practical subjects.
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Studio: Baker Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2009
Publisher Baker Academic
Series Engaging Worship
ISBN 0801036135 ISBN13 9780801036132
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More About Clayton J. Schmit & Jana Childers
Jana Childers (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is the dean of the seminary and professor of homiletics and speech communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary. She is the author of Performing the Word: Preaching as Theatre. Clayton J. Schmit (PhD, Graduate Theological Union) is the academic director of the Brehm Center for Worship, Theology, and the Arts and the Arthur DeKruyter/Christ Church Oak Brook Professor of Preaching at Fuller Theological Seminary. He is the author of Too Deep for Words: A Theology of Liturgical Expression.
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