The Web of Preaching

The Web of Preaching

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Preaching is not as simple as it may appear. The preacher today is confronted with a dizzying array of homiletic methods and approaches, each holding important insights into how to proclaim the Good News. While pastors wish to learn from these different ways of preaching, they often do not know where to begin (Who are the best representatives of a given approach? How do the different methods relate to one another? How has the preaching scene changed in recent years?). In The Web of Preaching, Richard Eslinger addresses these and other questions about contemporary approaches to preaching. Surveying the most important current theories of preaching, he argues that no homiletic method can be understood on its own. The different schools of thought on preaching all intersect at such common points as Scripture, narrative, and the role of preaching in worship. A strength in one compensates for a weakness in another, and seen together they form one comprehensive qweb of preaching.q This book is a follow-up to Eslinger's earlier A New Hearing, which has been a standard text in preaching courses since its publication in 1987.a€œPreachers fail to establish a tension between trouble and grace and emphasize one or the other, or switch rapidly back and forth.a€62 A tension needs to be established between trouble and grace, and ofa very specific sort of connection ( between Pages One and Three and Two and ... a lecture/essay format that stresses information rather than communication . . . ; and a single narrative format that has theanbsp;...

Title:The Web of Preaching
Author: Richard L. Eslinger
Publisher:Abingdon Press - 2002-08-01

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