What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching?

ISBN-10: 0827242557
ISBN-13: 9780827242555
Edition: 2008
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Description: Bringing together some of the finest voices in contemporary homiletics to examine the different forms as well as the status of narrative preaching, What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? will give readers much to ponder on this impact topic.  More...

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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Chalice Press
Publication date: 1/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.58" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Bringing together some of the finest voices in contemporary homiletics to examine the different forms as well as the status of narrative preaching, What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? will give readers much to ponder on this impact topic. Teachers of preaching have long recognized that the Bible is told in story form. Yet the responses to the topic of narrative preaching have varied over the years, from singing its praises to outright rejection. The homiletical landscape is always changing, but what many thought might be a fad is still being discussed in the seminaries and practiced in many a pulpit. What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? asks: What exactly is narrative preaching? What does it mean to be a narrative preacher? Is narrative preaching at odds with exposition? What are the biblical precedents for such an approach? What kinds of theology undergird narrative theory? What is the role of narrative preaching in a time of rampant biblical illiteracy? How does narrative preaching help to shape congregational life? Intended for both seminarians and well-practiced preachers, What's the Shape of Narrative Preaching? includes essays from more than a dozen well-respected homileticians, taking readers through the past, present, and possible future impact of narrative preaching.

Michael Graves is the Armerding Chair of Biblical Studies and associate professor of Old Testament at Wheaton College, Illinois. He is also the author ofJerome's Hebrew Philology

Selected Works of Eugene L. Lowry
Wellsprings: What Gives Shape to Narrative Preaching?
A More-or-Less Historical Account of the Fairly Recent History of Narrative Preaching
Theology Undergirding Narrative Preaching
A Match Made in Heaven
African American Contexts of Narrative Preaching
Assessments: What Shape Is Narrative Preaching in Today?
Tracking the Homiletical Plot
Story, Narrative, and Metanarrative
Story and Symbol, the Stuff of Preaching
Out of the Loop
Jazz Me, Gene
Prospects: What Fresh Shapes Might Narrative Preaching Take?
Making Music with What You Have Left
Gasping for Breath
Except in Parables
Convoking Spirit-ed Conversation
Improvisations on the Lowry Loop
Notes
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