Item description for Liturgical Preaching: Contemporary Essays by Paul Grime & Dean Nadasdy...
Gain insight into the specifics of Lutheran preaching.
As Christians gather for worship in a church service, they get more than just a sermon. The sermon is placed within the liturgical context of Scripture readings, hymns, prayers, confession, and other elements of worship. In this book, 12 authors examine ways the sermon relates to the liturgy, the church year, the lectionary, the sacraments, Law and Gospel, hymnody, cultural issues, and more. Liturgical Preaching provides pastors and interested laypeople with a valuable tool to better understand the many aspects of preaching within a Lutheran worship context.
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Studio: Concordia College
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.97" Width: 6.01" Height: 0.63" Weight: 0.8 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2001
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
ISBN 0570042852 ISBN13 9780570042853
Reviews - What do customers think about Liturgical Preaching: Contemporary Essays?
Terrific overview! Nov 10, 2006
This book has some really terrific essays on the liturgical year and its relevance to preaching. I appreciated most the articles by Fickenscher and Gieschen. This collection is well worth the price.
Preaching in the Divine Service Dec 28, 2004
Liturgical Preaching is an excellent collection of essays on various aspects of strengthening the connection between the sermon and the liturgical service in which it is preached. It also gives plenty of insights in how to utilize the various resources available to improve your preaching. A valuable essay on the advantages of using the lectionary (historically assigned weekly Scripture readings that follow the church calendar) was especially useful. Other essays advise on how to preach sacramentally and with Law and Gospel, while avoiding common pitfalls that make sermons either drab or stereotypical. An essay on the meaning of the liturgy shows how a preacher can take advantage of opportunities in the lectionary to preach on various liturgical texts (such as the Agnus Dei, John 1:29) without becoming pedantic. Most of the authors cite helpful examples from their own preaching on how to put into practice the suggestions they offer. A few essays were less impressive, and are not worth re-reading; but the majority of the essays were excellent, and would serve well as a resource to keep handy for studying various aspects of your preaching. I also found the book sparked several ideas that helped shape my own preaching while I was reading it. A book to keep in your library as a helpful resource.