Concise History of Preaching

ISBN-10: 0687093422
ISBN-13: 9780687093427
Edition: N/A
Authors: Paul S. Wilson
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Description: From the apostle Paul, Origen, and Chrysostom through Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Wesley to Harry Emerson Fosdick, James S. Stewart, and Martin Luther King, Jr., this volume traces the history of preaching by focusing on the work of 20 key  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.99
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 11/1/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 196
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.814
Language: English

From the apostle Paul, Origen, and Chrysostom through Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, and Wesley to Harry Emerson Fosdick, James S. Stewart, and Martin Luther King, Jr., this volume traces the history of preaching by focusing on the work of 20 key Christian preachers. Wilson analyzes how preachers through history have structured their sermons and shows how preaching today embodies the theological ideas of an era.

Introduction
The Early Church: The Authority of the Word as Sound
The Proclaimed Word Taking Shape
The Pre-gospels and Paul: The New Testament as Preaching
Perpetua (c. 181-203): Martyrdom as the Highest Form of Witness
The East: A Word Gives Varieties of Meaning
Origen (185-254): Alexandria and Allegory
Chrysostom (c. 347-407): Antioch and the Literal
Romanos the Melodist (c. 490-c.560): Constantinople and Poetry
The West: The Controlled Word
Cyprian (200-258): Carthage and Authoritative Exegesis
Augustine (354-430): Hippo and the Primacy of the Rule of Love
The Middle Ages: The Authority of the Word as Private Text
Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179): The Word of the Spirit
Thomas Aquinas (c. 1225-1274): The Word of Reason
The Reformations: The Authority of the Common Text
Martin Luther (1483-1546): Lutheran Protestant - the Authority of Law and Gospel
John Calvin (1509-1564): Reformed Protestant - the Authority of Correction
John Donne (1572-1631): Anglican Protestant - the Authority of Metaphysical Hope
Alphonsus Liguori (1696-1787): Redemptorist - the Authority of the Terrible Moral
Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758): Congregational - the Authority of Experience, and the Promised Land
John Wesley (1703-1791): Methodist - the Authority of Law and Gospel
Horace Bushnell (1802-1876): Congregational - the Authority of Imagination
Catherine Mumford Booth (1829-1890): Salvation Army - the Authority of "Aggression"
Harry Emerson Fosdick (1878-1969): Baptist - the Authority of Pastoral Counseling
James S. Stewart (1896-1990): Presbyterian - the Authority of Evangelical Tradition
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968): Black Baptist - the Authority of the Oppressed
Conclusion
Notes

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