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Overview William Willimon, recognized as a master interpreter of theology and the practice of preaching, draws on classical theology and practical experience to provide a cogent, powerful explanation of what it means to live the preaching life. (Christian)
This first volume in the Abingdon Press series Horizons in Theology addresses the major concerns and questions for preaching as it intersects with theology. William H. Willimon, recognized as one of today's master interpreters of the theology and practice of preaching, explains why, in the words of the Second Helvetic Confession, "The preaching of the word of God is the Word of God." Drawing from classical theology and practical experience, he provides a cogent, powerful explanation of what it means to live the preaching life.
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.58" Height: 0.34" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Sep 1, 2005
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Horizons In Theology
Series Number 1
ISBN 0687493439 ISBN13 9780687493432
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More About William H. Willimon
The Reverend Dr. William H. Willimon is Professor of the Practice of Christian Ministry at the Divinity School, Duke University. He is recently retired after serving eight years as Bishop of the North Alabama Conference of The United Methodist Church, where he led the 157,000 Methodists and 792 pastors in North Alabama. For twenty years prior to the episcopacy, he was Dean of the Chapel and Professor of Christian Ministry at Duke University, Durham, North Carolina.
Dr. Willimon is a graduate of Wofford College (B.A., 1968), Yale Divinity School (M.Div., 1971) and Emory University (S.T.D., 1973). He has served as pastor of churches in Georgia and South Carolina. For four years, beginning in 1976, he served as Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke Divinity School, teaching courses in liturgics and homiletics and served as Director of the Ministerial Course of Study School at Duke, and Presiding Minister in the Divinity School Chapel. When he returned to the parish ministry in 1980, he was Visiting Associate Professor of Liturgy and Worship at Duke for three years. He has been awarded honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and universities including Wofford College, Lehigh University, Colgate University, Birmingham-Southern College, and Moravian Theological Seminary. In 1992, he was named as the first Distinguished Alumnus of Yale Divinity School. He also serves on the faculties of Birmingham-Southern College as Visiting Distinguished Professor and as Visiting Research Professor at Duke Univeristy Divinity School.
He is the author of sixty books. His Worship as Pastoral Care was selected as one of the ten most useful books for pastors in 1979 by the Academy of Parish Clergy. Over a million copies of his books have been sold. In 1996, an international survey conducted by Baylor University named him one of the Twelve Most Effective Preachers in the English-speaking world.
His articles have appeared in many publications including The Christian Ministry, Quarterly Review, Liturgy, Worship and Christianity Today. He is Editor-at-Large for The Christian Century. He has served as Editor and Expositor (with his wife, Patricia) for Abingdon’s International Lesson Annual. He has written curriculum materials and video for youth, young adults, and adults. His Pulpit Resource is used each week by over eight thousand pastors in the USA, Canada, and Australia. A 2005 study by the Pulpit and Pew Research Center found that Bishop Willimon is the second most widely read author by mainline Protestant pastors.
William H. Willimon currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama.
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Book Review Proclamation and Theology Jul 29, 2006
Willimon has written this book in a language that is easy to understand. There is no long winded sentences explaining abstract concepts. Rather, he writes in a concise manner making his point evident, clear and practical.
There is nolding back on his theology. He seems to offer no apologies for his stance on the subject. You get the sense he is a man of conviction who believes in what he writes. At the same time he also challenges the reader to think on their own view on the subject.
This is a good book that those who are undertaking pastoral degrees should read. In our times when we are awahsed with watered down "theology" topical preaching, Willimon gets back to basics. The student of the subject of preaching needs to be taught good sound theology and practicemof preaching. In this book Willimon covers this very well.