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Overview What are the purposes of preaching? What should a good sermon accomplish? What is at stake in the church's preaching for individuals, religious communities, and the world? This collection of ten essays by noted homileticians offers a range of answers to these questions. The contributors also comment on what homiletics must do in the years ahead to strengthen the resources available for the church's preaching.
Publishers Description Many resources are availabe on what and how to preach, but this unique collection addresses the why of preaching. What is the purpose of preaching? What should a good sermon accomplish? What is at stake in the church's preaching for individuals, religious communities, and the world? This collection of ten essays by noted homileticians offers a range of answers to these questions. Each essay addresses the question of the purpose of preaching and what preaching must do in order to live up to its potential. The contributors also comment on what homiletics must do in the years ahead in order to strenghten the resources available for the church's preaching.
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Studio: Chalice Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.95" Width: 6.05" Height: 0.53" Weight: 0.65 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2004
Publisher Chalice Press
ISBN 0827229976 ISBN13 9780827229976
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More About Jana Childers
Jana Childers is dean of the seminary and professor of homiletics and speech-communication at San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, California, and is a minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). She is the author of several books on preaching and the editor of the award-winning Birthing the Sermon: Women Preachers on the Creative Process form Chalice Press.
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Helpful spectrum Aug 28, 2006
This collection of essays by ten prominent homileticians offers ten quite different responses to the question, "What do we preachers think we're doing?" The writers of the essays represent a range of mostly mainline Protestant traditions, and it is disappointing that there are no Roman Catholic or Eastern Orthodox voices included. On the other hand, there is a good balance between men and women, and the perspectives they represent range well beyond simple denominational distinctions.
Contributers (with a grossly inadequate summary of their perspectives) are: Ronald J. Allen (a conversational model), Charles L. Campbell (prophetic preaching), Jana L. Childers (incarnational), Teresa L. Fry Brown (Holy Spirit-charged), Lucy Lind Hogan (rhetorical--i.e., contextual), John S. McClure (redeeming language), Christine Smith (liberation, inviting the marginalized), Thomas H. Troeger (prayer-based), Mary Donovan Turner (Hebrew Bible prophets as models), and Paul Scott Wilson (theology-based).
The essays range from academic in style and substance to evocative and experience-based, offering a variety in angles and emphases that will make this volume a useful tool for an introductory course in homiletics, or an aid to reflection for a more experienced preacher or teacher of preachers.