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The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present [Paperback]

By Richard Lischer (Editor)
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Sit at the feet of the giants: Augustine, Chrysostom, Baxter, Wesley, Cassian, Craddock, Herbert, Bonhoeffer, Luther, Wainwright, Broadus, Gonz<\#225>lez, and more. Advice on how to proclaim the Word, the importance of rhetoric, focusing on the listener, the character of the messenger, etc.

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This unique volume draws on the wisdom of Christian thinkers and preachers from across the ages to present a warm and informative collection of insights on the art of preaching.Gathering the writing of figures as diverse as Augustine, John Chrysostom, Jonathan Edwards, Gardner C. Taylor, and Barbara Brown Taylor, The Company of Preachers provides experienced advice on effective preaching, direct from the pens of those who have known it best. The book is arranged in seven divisions, each covering a central component of the preaching task. Editor Richard Lischer, himself a distinguished preacher and teacher, gives a brief introduction to each selection.Aptly presenting a theological and historical cross-section of the church's homiletics, this volume will be invaluable to preachers, students preparing for ministry, and others seeking models of powerful Christian speech.Features insights on preaching from: AugustineKarl BarthDietrich BonhoefferWalter Brueggemann Rudolf BultmannHorace BushnellDavid ButtrickJohn CalvinJohn CassianJohn ChrysostomFred B. CraddockC. H. DoddJarena LeeJonathan Edwards Charles Grandison FinneyP. T. ForsythHarry Emerson FosdickGregory the GreatGeorge HerbertMartin LutherHenry H. MitchellJohn Henry NewmanPhoebe PalmerPaul Ricoeur Oscar RomeroFriedrich SchleiermacherCharles Haddon SpurgeonBarbara Brown TaylorGardner C. Taylor John Wesley, and many more

Awards and Recognitions
The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present by Richard Lischer has received the following awards and recognitions -
  • Christianity Today Book Award - 2003 Winner - Church/Pastoral Leaders category

Citations And Professional Reviews
The Company of Preachers: Wisdom on Preaching, Augustine to the Present by Richard Lischer has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
  • Christian Century - 10/09/2002 page 52

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Pages   478
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.2" Width: 6.28" Height: 1.04"
Weight:   1.55 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Aug 30, 2002
Publisher   Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
ISBN  0802846092  
ISBN13  9780802846099  

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RICHARD LISCHER has taught for more than thirty years at Duke Divinity School. His many books include the prize-winning "The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America "and an earlier memoir, "Open Secrets: A Memoir of Faith and Discovery." He and his wife live in Orange County, North Carolina.

Richard Lischer currently resides in the state of North Carolina. Richard Lischer has an academic affiliation as follows - Duke University.

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Historical perspective  Feb 9, 2008
The Company of Preachers takes a line from scripture as quoted in Handel's Messiah for its title. Nice pick! It's a great book to give some historical perspective to young preachers. It also helps mature preachers to put their ministries into a larger context. It contains many gems not found in other books. It is a good book to curl up with on a cold night if you are a preacher.
On the other hand it is a bit narrow in focus. Many important preachers are left unnoticed. It lifts out preachers of a certain perspective (perhaps the author's?). Its strength lies in airing ancient voices who had a lot to say about preaching. We may gain a more objective historical perspective elsewhere, but this unique collection will warm your heart to the challenge of preaching. It isn't so much naming the most important preachers, but rather highlighting those who have sought to define or redefine preaching, those who have reflected deeply and theologically on their craft in their own time. I would love to hang out with any of them. This side of heaven, this book is my best shot at that!
Highly recommended for preachers of all kinds!

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