ISBN-10: 0687659949

ISBN-13: 9780687659944

Edition: 2010

Authors: Fred B. Craddock

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A standard textbook on the art and craft of preaching. Craddock weaves history, theology, and hermeneutics into an exhaustive text on sermon preparation and preaching.Painstakingly prepared for seminary students and clergy, this book answers the fundamental question: How does one prepare and deliver a sermon? Craddock's approach is practical, but also allows for concentrated study of any particular dimension of the process."Filled with practical wisdom. . . . A liberating book."--Richard Lischer, Duke University.
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List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 5/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Foreword to the 25th Anniversary Edition
Preaching: An Overview
Purpose and Format
Basic Assumptions About Learning to Preach
Fundamental Convictions About Preaching
The Sermon in Context
The Historical Context
The Pastoral Context
The Liturgical Context
The Theological Context
A Theology of Preaching
Proceeding from Silence
Heard in a Whisper
Shouted from the Housetop
Preaching: Having Something to Say
The Life of Study
The Importance of the Life of Study
Hindrances to the Life of Study
Suggestions for a Life of Study
Interpretation: The Listeners
The Listeners as Audience
The Listeners as Congregation
Interpretation: The Text
Selection of the Text
First Reading of the Text
Establishing the Text
Detemining the Parameters of the Text
Setting the Text in Its Several Contexts
Being Aware of One's Point of Contact with the Text
Putting the Text in One's Own Words
Interpretation: Between Text and Listener
The Task of the Preacher as Interpreter of Scripture
Methods Available to the Preacher as Interpreter
Preaching: Shaping the Message into a Sermon
Qualities to Be Sought in the Sermon
The Formation of the Sermon
The Many Functions of Form
The Selection of a Form
Creating a Form
Putting the Form on Paper
Enriching the Form
The Language of Preaching
Delivering the Sermon
Pre-delivery Considerations
The Delivery Itself
Suggested Resources for the Preacher
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