By O.C. Edwards

ISBN-10: 1501833774

ISBN-13: 9781501833779

A background of Preaching brings jointly narrative background and first resources to supply the main entire advisor on hand to the tale of the church's ministry of proclamation.

Bringing jointly a powerful array of everyday and lesser-known figures, Edwards paints an in depth, compelling photograph of what it has intended to evangelise the gospel. Pastors, students, and scholars of homiletics will locate right here many possibilities to counterpoint their figuring out and perform of preaching.

Volume 1 includes Edwards's magisterial retelling of the tale of Christian preaching's improvement from its Hellenistic and Jewish roots within the New testomony, in the course of the late-twentieth century's discontent with outmoded varieties and emphasis on new modes of preaching akin to narrative. alongside the way in which the writer introduces us to the complexities and contributions of preachers, either with whom we're already familiar, and to whom we'll be brought the following for the 1st time. Origen, Chrysostom, Augustine, Bernard, Aquinas, Luther, Calvin, Wesley, Edwards, Rauschenbusch, Barth; all in their certain contributions obtain cautious consciousness. but lesser-known figures and advancements additionally seem, from the ninth-century reform of preaching championed through Hrabanus Maurus, to the reference books constructed within the 13th and fourteenth centuries via the mendicant orders to help their contributors' preaching, to Howell Harris and Daniel Rowlands, preachers of the eighteenth-century Welsh revival, to Helen Kenyon, conversing as a layperson on the 1950 Yale Beecher lectures concerning the view of preaching from the pew.

Volume 2, on hand individually as 9781501833786, comprises fundamental resource fabric on preaching drawn from the total scope of the church's twenty centuries. the writer has written an advent to every choice, putting it in its historic context and pointing to its specific contribution. each one bankruptcy in quantity 2 is geared to its better half bankruptcy in quantity 1's narrative historical past.

Ecumenical in scope, fair-minded in presentation, appreciative of the contributions that each one the branches of the church have made to the tale of what it skill to boost, bring, and hear a sermon, A heritage of Preaching would be the definitive source for a person who needs to evangelise or to appreciate preaching's position in dwelling out the gospel.

"...'This paintings is anticipated to be the traditional textual content on preaching for the following 30 years,' says Ann ok. Riggs, who staffs the NCC's religion and Order fee. writer Edwards, former professor of preaching at Seabury-Western Theological Seminary, is co-moderator of the fee, which experiences church-uniting and church-dividing concerns.

'A heritage of Preaching is ecumenical in scope and may be proper in all our church buildings; all of us perform this field,' says Riggs...." from EcuLink, quantity sixty five, wintry weather 2004-2005 released by way of the nationwide Council of Churches

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