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The Homiletic Of All Believers: A Conversational Approach To Proclamation And Preaching [Paperback]

By O. Wesley Jr. Allen (Author)
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Preaching, says professor and author O. Wesley Allen Jr., should be considered as a form of conversation. The church, after all, is a community of conversation that exists in part to interpret God's purposes for the world and to participate in those purposes. The idea of the sermon as a conversation, then, is not simply a style or form of preaching but an integral expression of the nature and purpose of the church. Allen proposes that the sermon should take on the character of a conversation with the congregation. The preacher does this by incorporating an exploration of a text, doctrine, or situation with the give-and-take among different voices that marks genuine conversation. Through attentive listening to multiple voices in the Bible, Christian tradition, congregation, and beyond, the preacher seeks to help the congregation come to the most adequate interpretation of God's presence and purposes. Allen also proposes that sermons themselves, over weeks and months, can and should be in conversation with each other, thereby having a cumulative effect over time. Allen not only proposes this new concept of preaching but also carefully demonstrates its practical application. This helpful book for clergy and seminary students includes sample sermons.

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Preaching, says professor and author O. Wesley Allen Jr., should be considered as a form of conversation. The church, after all, is a community of conversation that exists in part to interpret God's purposes for the world and to participate in those purposes. The idea of the sermon as a conversation, then, is not simply a style or form of preaching but an integral expression of the nature and purpose of the church.

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Studio: Westminster John Knox Press
Pages   161
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.08" Width: 6.04" Height: 0.52"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Apr 1, 2005
Publisher   Westminster John Knox Press
ISBN  0664228607  
ISBN13  9780664228606  


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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! O. Wesley Allen, Jr. is the Associate Professor of Homiletics and Worship at Lexington Theological Seminary. An ordained United Methodist elder, he has served as a pastor and campus minister. He is the author of several books, including Good News from Tinyville, Preaching Resurrection, Reading the Synoptic Gospels, and Preaching and Reading the Lectionary.

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